how you came to be


a haiku meditation

from the dust of stars

primordial — atomic

pulses of being

you formed at some point

at least your particles did

traveling their path

were you there when life

began? — do your molecules

whisper — ‘impetus’?

and were you ever

glacier bound — then sublimate?

have you flowed in streams?

did you ever course

through our ancestors’ veins ?— heart?

or fall as a tear?

have you parted from

my lips as a breath — vapor?

just an atom? — spec?

now — you coalesce

beneath the aether — you are

cumulus — gathered

yet — coming apart

even as I am present with you

softening in sky

as you transform — fade

I ponder all of you and

how you came to be