So Far to Go When We Get There

Connections, a poem by Dudley Weeks

We are connected
one to the other
by needs and hopes
that transcend infant groupings
so recently spawned
by divisive minds
in this human cradle
from which we've still not
emerged with gentle strength
So we reach for dominance
and reach for advantage
to feel we deserve
a higher place than someone else....
but we are connected
one to the other
with more in common
than we want to see,
for you need me
and I need you
connected as we are
in this cradle bed,
the same umbilical feeds us all,
when you draw breath
my lungs expand,
when I fall down
your body aches....
we are connected
the one to the whole,
woven as art in search of a frame,
yet we seem to dwell
on the torn interruptions
ignoring the truth
that we are


© 1992 Reprinted with permission from the author January 2007.
All rights reserved. No part of this poem can be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Author.

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