The promise of the Kingdom glimpsed here and now
is duality revealed as oneness
not opposition, not apposition.
Out with he/she, us/them, infinite/mortal
and other logical/Romantic dichotomies—
in with faith.
Though biology has its uses, both Science and Romanticism
give it up for inner unity and outward mystery,
accept paradox as revelatory.
I take off glasses correcting vision to 20/20
to see reality and truth as they really are
blurred and crisp, universal and local.
I undo terminal screens and matrices to see
the flow of substance in the dances
of molecules and particles.
I hear the dance constantly rebalancing terror / tender,
individual / community, and promises / truthto see we see the dance by joining in.
Copyright © 2014 S.L.Chast