Nondescript strangers,
crowded together in
common disorder, trying
to make sense of mazed
fates where any turn in
a false direction would
leave one gasping for
another chance—uneasy
eyes meet in haste,
sharing wordless fears.

Daily subway rides to and
from work, another expense
pinching meals from the
dinner table, no clear path
from minimum wage

A slight reprieve in the
still of night, or at least I
once believed such was true.
But I still have visions of
a formless door—holotropic
overtures I can’t comprehend,
patiently waiting for me.


© Rob Taylor, 2021

“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.