You were taught about attentiveness,
awareness for details to the smallest degree.
Sometimes awareness view shadows
to define light, and light
to express darkness,
a new way of looking, blackbirds
emerging through the mist.
Sometimes you have to close your eyes
to increase symmetry of seeing.
To catch the swirl
you have to ride the currents
white water utterings
a long frightening sentence
surrendering to calm and awe downstream.
Before you sit on the table
you wash your hands, hot
and cold, water blending,
like children holding hands
dancing a circle.