in this I-am
Others outnumber me
i breathe green exhalation
draw sustenance from soil
drink in earth blood
my cells are not mine own
no boundaries define this body
but bound i am
in densely woven webs of wonder
i need is provided
i owe is given
and we become one
across depths of time
all is holy union
when I-am bows in submission
to we

©Elizabeth Anker 2022