Parallel reality — a poem

A seahorse thought,
A very small wave
Followed by another.

And way down below,
Its counterpart,
The seahorse . . .

And maybe deeper,
Some quiet resolve
To explore vast spaces

Of eternal quietude beneath oceans
That seem to never end. And yet,
Someday we wind up in the sunlight on a shore

As beautiful as any place imaginable
With no plastic
Nor any trace of war,

And there, to make peace with the memory
That we made it through
By simply being kind.

Gary Lindorff