The universe cannibalizes itself, recycles itself.
Everything made from everything else.
Ashes to ashes...
Elements fit together like Legos to make everything,
A few molecules,
the only difference between plastic and margarine.
Similarities run amok, abound,
between physics and language.
As above so below…
Letters combine to create words, phrases and sentences.
Construct, deconstruct and reassemble,
Words, ideas, elements and energy.
Recombined, redistributed — evolution.
An organic system of architecture,
assimilating one in-to the other.
Elements constitute the universe.
Words depict the elements, symbolically.
Assembled into different configurations;
Create representations, promote understanding.
Human beings, both part of and other than,
reveling in their affiliation and otherness, simultaneously.
No new ideas truly materialize,
knowledge is only ever re-discovered, re-membered,
discoveries that always were and always will be — there.
We, human beings, perhaps,
use these words, use language, to identify,
to differentiate, to organize and to ostracize.
Identify the inferior and the superior,
with affiliation the result.
Elitism is thus bred.
Words used in creation of the other,
determine and detract,
with a terrible and arbitrary swiftness.
Devaluation emerges in kind;
Gold, silver, tin, rust;
Chemical and physical make-up,
assembled by the universe,
equally insignificant and precious,
**[Don’t forget to check out my latest short story below, “The Black Hole Cometh,” or click here.]