This selection, chosen by Managing Editor Krista Cox, is from Being Many Seeds by Marilyn McCabe, released by Grayson Books in 2020.
A young man in black pedals a black bike holds a black umbrella light rain plunks everything greening around him and pink magnolia lets loose a petal high crow transects his route the pedaler glimpsing it all upside down in puddle even as he rolls away :: young light greening in puddle rolls away :: light greening away
Teilhard believed that a system cannot be understood outside of time: all things are in process; nothing is static. We each are systems in the process of becoming, even as we are part of a large system which is also unfolding.
Marilyn McCabe‘s poetry has won awards and contests through A Room of Her Own Foundation, The Word Works, Grayson Books, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Adirondack Center for Writing. Her books of poems include Perpetual Motion and Glass Factory, and chapbooks Rugged Means of Grace and, most recently, Being Many Seeds. Poems and videopoetry have been published in print and online, and videopoems have appeared in festivals and galleries.