when you think about it.
In machinery, it's the gentle thrum
of the parts clicking together like
I learned this sitting in a slanted car,
hum and buzz surrounding me as
we flipped upside down.
In forests, it's the trees
that rustle back and forth,
the animals scurrying around
like the constant beat of a drum.
I learned this when we played together
in the forest that i catch a glimpse of
through the window,
while the entire world is tumbling and turning.
In water, it's the constant rocking back and forth,
or bump thumping over
river rocks and flowing fast and ever constant.
I learned this as i sunk into the lake,
looking up at the surface,
and for a moment, i swear,
i can almost see the stars.
Humans have heartbeats too,