No Straight Lines
Mountain trails rugged with rocks
Meandering streams and winding rivers
Coastlines carved by splashing water
Forest paths marked by animal tracks and children’s play
Shape a round, round world.
And then…the straight track of gun shot
Dichotomies of right-wrong, left-right, black-white, rich-poor, better-worse, short-tall
Seek to define the human way.
Yet…out of mushy marsh land, darkness and ice
Life takes flight
Into a round, round, vibrant world.