MayPoWriMo 10

motion is an illusion
caused by the brain
to make sense of
the still frames
happening all the time
time which is also
a construct to make
sense of eternity
through which we live
and breathe and have
our daily sandwiches
what if these cells
over interpret sense
cicadas every seventeen
years emerging for sex
part of the cycle
we cannot witness
only observe and study
with skills we practice
over and over again
and again a film looping
back to the start
the same image we know
a result of its motion

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher