The Big Picture
by David Adès
What if everyone’s gaze focussed on the big picture?
Imagine the way parting, vision clearing.
from the local, the national, the international,
the global, zooming out from artificial borders,
religion, belief, zooming out and out
like photographs looking back from Voyager,
becoming a speck in the dark folds of space,
solitary, inconsequential, all our concerns
go to war over, kill over.
Imagine harnessing seven and a half billion minds
achievements of combined mental power,
industry, creativity, imagination.
Go further. Go beyond the solar system,
go through the mind’s heliosphere.
Go so far that there’s no coming back.
Copyright © 2017 by David Adès