There are openings in that we call flesh.
We call the openings in flesh, pores.
Minute orifices; vents.
Time, too, has pores,
openings in its flesh; vents.
Through which we cross into
our multiplicities, lives
happening at the same time.
In some moments, we are conscious of these lives:
dreams, nightmares, visions, hallucinations, reincarnations.
We have a need for them.
They have a need for us.
In other moments, consciousness isn’t critical to need.
Though time has needs, just as humans have needs.
In such moments, co-evolutionary moments, time and humans
advance their own needs.
Alter each other.
Trade points of view as subject, as object,
of the other’s desire, of the other’s will.
And which of the two is subject, which is object
is of no particular significance.