Gaia
Francis Jordan

"The atmosphere is not merely a biological product, but more probably a biological construction: not living, but like a cat's fur, a bird's feathers, or the paper of a wasp's nest, an extension of a living system."
--James Lovelock, 1979
Our Lady

Puzzled pieces
Where do we fit,
in the arms of our lady in green?

Minute revelations,
In the wasps nest
Of life's extended reach.

Verve in your breast,
Is our breath the force
That gives your fur its sheen.

Gaia,
Oh mother
Am I a cell;
Is it my pulse
That you need?