Unfathomable Aeons

Feeling so present
So safe in the moment
Hard to imagine
Life changing all that much
Easy to dismiss
Thousands of years
Generation after generation
Mutation upon mutation
That has lead to this moment
And all life is feeding me
My cells have been carefully prepared
Over thousands of years
I preserve ancient history
In my limbic brain and nerves
I connect with mother earth
Through oxygen and carbon exchange
And who am I now noticing
The depth of this moment
The consequences of our actions
I am a sense in a larger organism
I see things, know things, hear things
And my job is to keep us safe
As is yours and all of ours
And see how far we can reach
Our lineage forward across the map of time
Discovering as we go
Who we are and what is God