today, the lake anticipates
a force beyond this pea brain’s
scope to colour or articulate

today, the lake recalibrates
a course laid out through aeons
of expectancy and knowing

that the self-same source
who builds the arc and floats
unending opposites to meet,
collide, conceive, abide
resides in seedling form
and sprouts across two hemispheres
electrified by all that I allow to be
exactly as it chooses

laying out in concert with
prevailing tides and gravel
shore, the lake today recalls
me to a potent truth, intelligence
made singular, that nobody
can dam but me.


© Elaine Stirling, 2015