SEA SAW

I was in the habit

Of stopping for the view;

And now I have it

Because I stopped for you:

 

A fulcrum only sees

As much as what it saws,

As the hope of rising seas

Is dependent on its loss;

 

So to and fro

Our world seesaws;

We come and go

In retrospect because

 

We share its orbits;

Our forces pause

Because the planets

Shape our domestic laws,

 

Their teeter totter frame

Balancing our magnetic sum, 

Where we long ago became

What we've today become.

 

November 11th, 2003

Kailua