[the same energy]

the same energy as a sleeping child
breathing, breathing
the pulsation of an RR Lyrae star
the same energy as the spurt
from an ocean floor vent
it is the same
as robots swarming around a nugget
the very same
as grey green lichen spreading across basalt
or the return of the sunspots
it is bough and leaf
as when a heart no longer needs the machine
that two part rhythm the ear forgot
this is that energy

and when you no longer share in it
you only feed that energy

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