Metal bowl connects by flowing water to its support of rocks, a fountain of metal and stone. Pump drives the connection, connects to the power grid, connects to wind generators out west, driven by air river off the Pacific Ocean. Stone Buddha, one with the fountain, connects to historical Buddha 2500 years ago, half way round the world. It all connects, the farther you go, the further ago. Two million light-years away Andromeda galaxy shows its younger self in our night sky.
This poem first appeared in WordFest Anthology 2019, part of the Waco Cultural Arts Fest, edited by Sandi Horton.