In a skiff on a sunrisen lake we are watchers.

Swimming aimlessly is luxury just as walking
loudly up a shallow stream is.

As we lean over the deep well, we whisper.

Friends at hearths are drawn to the one warm air;
strangers meet on beaches drawn to the one wet sea.

What wd it be to be water, one body of water
(what water is is another mystery) (We are
water divided.) It wd be a self without walls,
with surface tension, specific gravity a local
exchange between bedrock and cloud of falling and rising,
rising to fall, falling to rise.

by Marie Ponsot

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You speak to me of Solipsism, and the One. You obfuscate the notion, as if it wasn't indistinct enough by itself. One for all and all for one is easier to say, and the amoebic corpse of it all still stays intact. Be well and enjoy life, its rhythms, its colors, its comforts, and put the microscope down.