God is a cooperative set of souls.
Like cells in the body.

The whole is greater
than the sum of its parts.

No matter how strong the individual
it is weaker than even a pair.

Temporarily, we are separated into bodies
to learn. To learn to see the unity.

We learn the smallness of singularity.
The joy of gathering and team.

We assemble, disperse and reassemble
like water forming clouds.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

Self and State

In our modern world
it is difficult to build a family
without madness.

We are infected
with a fierce determination
to be self

irregardless of the bloodless deaths
or historical judgements
it causes.

Our genius
is the glory of cooperation
and forbearance.

We do not settle quietly
or quickly
into balance.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney