How to Overlook Differences

Remind yourself that everything you see—
skyscrapers, sidewalks, soda cans,
pylons, power lines, pine trees,
pigeons, spiders, a cantankerous drunk,
a cackle of teenagers, poor people, rich people,
young, old, immigrants, idiots, ideologues,
introverts, extroverts,
the last person you argued with—
that all of them are traveling
through spacetime
at the speed of light,
as are you,
all of us rushing so fast
even when we feel we're going nowhere,
all of us headed in pretty much
the same direction.

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