Ten Steps

From a myriad of
dreams I know this place, 
virgin forest pulsating
inside me—an intimate
presence I often
encounter in moments
of spatial shifts to
my innerness.
                    In my vision I dare enter 
                    the shadowed wildwoods, 
                    I’m never seen again.
Jade zephyr brushes 
waxen leaves with her 
emerald hues, proud
trees celebrate, swaying
in perfect unison when
no one is watching.
                     But this is no dream,
                     ten steps in and I

                     dissolve to consciousness.


© Rob Taylor, 2020

“The consciousness of a human being is a completed whole, but also an indispensable and inseparable element of the unified consciousness of the human species. Human consciousness enables the eternal communion with all knowledge present in creation.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 109). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.