"Electrons" - Assef Al-Jundi

Electrons

Atoms within your body
spin.
What seems solid--
knees, nose, hair--
moves swiftly. Particles
orbit each other. Dart like meteors
through vast spaces.

Air about you
made of same.
You take from it
and you give.
Drawing in atoms and molecules
to form
your ever changing image.

Your lips move.
Your tongue speaks your name.
You take it on faith your words will make sense.
Meaning flows out effortlessly.

Electrons
skip like rocks on water
between your solid body
and your electromagnetic thoughts.
You look through a window.
Listen to voices from within and without.

Dazzled by what you perceive,
you wonder about causes and effects.

When a wave of love takes you by surprise,
your eyes well up with tears.

Assef Al-Jundi
From "The Space Between our Footsteps; Poems and Paintings from the Middle East."