Being Home Sapiens

by Glenn Currier

Hi, I am I and I am a homo sapiens.
Sapiens... the wisdom to know
I cannot be I
without you.

I wandered
an errant ion
yet to be discovered
and named.

Then I walked into this little universe.
You were in conversation
engrossed in your mutual darkness
glowing with grace conferred in stories.

I settled at last
into an orbit
around the star
you managed to find together.

Your laughter and your tears
tore tiny openings
eroded the ramparts
that hid my soul.

My shadow now melts and mingles
in the sapiens of my fellows
where now and then
I happen upon serenity

and find my humanity.


Posted on 05/27/2011
Copyright © 2020 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 05/27/11 at 10:25 PM

...glenn, the pen is loaded, making an ink-trail of you and the you-ness we all possess...a great garthish write, those muddy ruts, when dry, drive you, don't they

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/28/11 at 03:04 PM

A gentle melding here. "engrossed in your mutual darkness glowing with grace conferred in stories." - Lovely line. Thank you.

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 05/28/11 at 11:50 PM

I enjoyed reading this, and the youness of this. smh

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/29/11 at 01:54 AM

What would we be without someone to share our ideas, thoughts, and feelings? Nicely done Glenn!

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 05/29/11 at 01:57 PM

Now and then.....I guess tis true.....enjoyed this read from you.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 06/05/11 at 07:02 PM

The wisdom in this reflective poem is in the recognition that humans really need each other. We are most fulfilled in relationship with others.

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