gordon nosworthy


Humans As Moment Artists - Poem by gordon nosworthy


organics are artists
humans above all
paint not required
nor sound nor sight nor smell
nor touch

take a moment
carefully unfasten its content
allow it to unfold
meticulously examine its topography
too late
that moment
is past
this moment
too
zips by
just as past

inexplicable
this right now experience
this teeming life of moments
surrounding me
embedding me
in what it is
in what has meaning & no meaning
in equal measure
has no equal

moments
are tiny frescos
captured
as the universe
evolves
each living thing
a nanosecond by nanosecond creation
the natural function of the universe
to unfurl
each moment
a crease
when dropped
into a vat
of what is right now
right this instant
embracing me

each unfolding moment
a billion trillion concurrent moments
long
experienced as a chain
as a lifetime
a flash
leaving humanity like fish
in air
trying to grasp
the continuing awareness
the elusive fluid continuity

animals live in the moment
in the now
the human animal
lives in consecutive moments
each one
homogenous
gathered & digested
ultimately
simmered & boiled
through the cauldrons of belief
until the blur
becomes recognizable
as life

humans are all artists
life their canvas
experience their media
self-awareness
the outcome


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, March 14, 2014


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