Distributing participation medals
Is a protest
Capitalism. Evaluating participation
Through the scheme of competition.
Bubbles wading through water
Complicate this notion-
Pockets of air
Gliding across the water
Like Jesus tip toeing across the Dead Sea
Motions the progress of momentary
As bubbles spurt
Initiating spontaneous death
It’s reasonable to consider
Both immense and minuscule.
A moment of awe duplicated enmasse
Special in its seconds long inhale and burst
As the ripples
That guide its essence
To the shoreline.
What distinguishes the middle ground
From its direction based kinfolk
Is the sustainability
Of having nowhere to go
And the ability to claim
Of having been there before.