The Center

There are widening circles in a pool
when you throw a pebble,
widening circles in a bud
that opens to flower.
A bee flies in ever-widening circles
in his search for nectar
and carries the nectar home.
The radial symmetry of a flower
composes the promise of a seed.
Each sphere of pollen
races in the wind.
Even a fire rushes out
in ever-widening circles
until it spends itself.
In sandstone cliffs
summer storms
carve out
apertures of light.
As a pebble sinks
in a pool,
it returns
to the center.

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