Fractions Make Factions, Space Pools Together

Were you ever taught

In your years in school

That fractions make factions

Which divide and rule

The parts of a whole

Cut apart from its home

As a lifeless One

A figure abstracted from the ground of its being

All alone?

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I bet that you weren’t

Told what you learnt

Would split your sides

At odds with each other

And every where else

With no room for Mother

To quell their internal strife

And bring back to life

Their place in the current

That flows in and flows out

From every body

Made from darkness & light

In mutual rapture

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Now, what can we do

To retrieve what we all knew

From the moment of birth

Before told that we must

Put all of our trust

In stories of old

Leaving us out in the cold

Shivering with fright

In the deadness of night

To be divided and ruled

By overpowering might?

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All we need to perceive

The card up the sleeve

Is that space does not separate us

And boundaries aren’t fixed

But each in the other

Serves us as mother and father

Receptive and responsive to our needs

For care and sustenance

Pooling us swimmingly together

Where every one is a home

Unique, but never alone

In natural neighbourhood

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For further exploration of our natural inclusion in neighbourhood, please visit my personal website at http://www.spanglefish.com/exploringnaturalinclusion.

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Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion

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Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion