the big fishy I-eye just watches



‘I’ is the subject that cannot be objectified.

Try it.

Each attempt to turn ‘I’ into an object for scrutiny or description
shows ‘I’ turning up again as subject regarding that object.

Talk about a slippery fish!

But ‘wee-me’ keeps on casting its net,
hoping to catch that fish,
hoping to dissect it,
label its parts,
write a learned paper about it,
teach the world how to catch it
transform and transcend it once and for all.

The big fishy I-eye just watches.

No comment. No preference. No change.


Image: Trigger Fish Eye, by  Bill Atherton

eyes feast on the vastness of ‘I’


a tardy arrival on the cushion today
the sun is already painting luminous shadow-patterns on the grass
and highlighting the fullness and busyness of space:


insects zoom
feathers float
blossoms drop
webs glisten
birds dart
leaves shimmer


eyes feast on the vastness of ‘I’