Seen under microscopes, struggle is belittled.
Paramecium survive a great divide
and are lost to themselves.
We don’t hear the tardigrade’s jaws clacking.
Atoms are more nothing than something.
Bacteria are small in deed and thought,
their cities swept away with a breath of wind,
their god an eye and a hand will guide them.
Out of the light a great hand will lift them up.
The great hand will carry them away.
They shall be placed in the dustcarts of heaven.
Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a Pushcart nominee with over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy’ (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If' (Pskis Porch), all available via Amazon.