Immaculate Organicism

They are small and mighty!

Ancestral entities
Terrestrial traders in food
Unifying all that is living

Absorbing all that passes
Educating our immune systems
So we may run

We owe them everything!

They feed us with their waste
They protect our bodies as little warriors
They make oxygen, so we may breathe, and sing

On our tongues, they taste
On our bodies they shield
In our cells, they energize

They unify all living things
Humans, fish, plants, and fungi

They seed the clouds bringing rain
river, and sea
So root, leaf, and stalk can sprout

They make our bread, cheese, and wine
so we may eat and laugh

They offer the miracle of digestion
so we may dance and see

They are the unsung heroes of times past
That have symbiotically joined with us

We are them, and they are us.

The microbes.

By Ken Rinaldo