We are, you and I, and you and you, at our centre,
Older than coal, older than earth’s first plants, perhaps older than time,
formed deep, deep in the earth, in darkness, in scorching temperatures,
in killing pressure,
then pushed to the surface by volcanic forces
and seen as powerful, multi-hued, giant sprays of light,
star stuff, fireworks.
We are not, as you may have come to believe, radioactive at our core,
dangerous and in need of neutralization, unseating.
Rather, we can, if we wait, eat the radioactivity, the darkness all around, the toxic, scorching heat, and transform them into large bright sprays pure of light and love and fiery brilliance.