All Life is Movement – a poem by Steven Searcy

All Life Is Movement

The obvious mockingbirds,    the subtle pines
standing, expanding,    earthworms wending through
warm humus,    soft moss pillows blooming,    vines
stalking, winding,    dark swallows dashing to
the treetops,    algae pluming in the pond,
a spinning spider and a ceaseless fly,
stone-still coral,    an unfurling fern frond,
a distant osprey flashing in the sky—
the outer parts or the innermost are al-
ways circulating, working, flitting, fill-
ing, extending,    quick or slow,     large or small,
each in its own way dancing,    never still—
everything living moves and weaves and strives
because love moves, and the Lord of love lives.

Steven Searcy lives with his wife and three sons in Atlanta, GA, where he works as an engineer in fiber optic telecommunications. His poetry has been published in Ekstasis MagazineReformed JournalFathom MagazineThe Clayjar Review, and Foreshadow Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @ithinkiamsteven

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