I love to hand wash dishes as my dishwasher

churns beside me.  The bubbles between my fingers,

grit beneath my nails; and the dishwasher blasting away

grease and crusties; we are unified in our efforts.


Similar too is that feeling of driving somewhere far away:

The GPS on my phone silently showing the way,

my car charging underneath me, a soft stallion,

and I at the wheel guiding the whole adventure.


These moments of unity—where flesh and metal,

neurons and transistors come together—remind me when man

domesticated animals, that moment caveman and ox first

looked at each other, nodded, and carried on with mutual survival.



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