I Am Here

What is 'here'?

The word I mean

Here

There?

'Here' -What does it mean?

 

Is it the physical manifestation of self?

Is it the moment in time that all of our cells agree to be contained in space?

 

We walk

Write

Read

Speak

Run

Dance

 

We write ourselves on the memory of those around us.

We walk in and out of the rooms in our minds.

We get lost on trails of thought.

We speak and our words are captured in the vacuum of silence that they occupy.

 

What is 'here'?

My body sits

Legs bent

Back erect

Head tilted

 

If you touch me I'll crumble

If you speak to me I'll respond

If you cut me I'll bleed

If you listen to these words

Here and now

Flowing from my mouth

Rolling off my tongue, yes

You would hear

Me.

 

But I am not here

Nor there

I am not contained

I am not confined

I do not shout for freedom

Because I am already free

 

Beyond my brain

The place at which my ever-spinning mind resides

Beyond my finger tips and toes

The extent to which I am physically defined

Beyond the sounds, words

That hang delicately in the air

Carried across the room by ships called Intrigue and Satisfaction

 

What is 'here'?

'Here' is everywhere

Everything

Everyone

That we come into contact with

We are everywhere

 

My thoughts and feelings indelibly written on the hands of time

Scribbled across the face of this furrowed brow

Yours

As you stare in absolute wonder at how or why I came up with such a mad idea

 

Mad, well, yes

Of course.

Always Mad.

Always Free.

Always Here.

I am.

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