How far and wide and constant I have longed
to be sub-atomic and unnoticed, to be of such diminutive size
I could slip into a crack, crawl the universe and
survive, break out slowly
as a sapling, from its seed,
and realize that I have arrived in the Unknown’s heart,
shimmied my particles up an artery,
tumbled into the chambers where the beats, beat,
where the life, lives,
I wish I could.
First published by Vita Brevis back in July 2018.