10-Line Tuesday

May 15, 2018

an epic collaboration *

Imagine this: At every intersection with another living thing -
your neighbor's unruly hedge, the ants scrambling across your weekend picnic, a driver
cutting an unseemly and illegal left turn so close to your own vehicle,
the claws of your heart rear back - imagine this a conversation of the greatest
potential. See the bristles of your near-collision simply as throat-clearing,
as the unscripted and necessarily clumsy opening that marks any introduction
holding so much good weight. Consider what they are trying to tell you - 
that driver, those ants, the hedge - as the missing needle for the world's rended fabric,
and you - skin rashed by discordant branches, your highway cleaved by blinking lights -
the thread.