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Inside a Seed

by Yunus Mohamed
(Durban, South Africa)


inside a seed
is all the universe
inside this universe
is a murmur
inside this murmur is a breath

inside this breath
is life
inside this life
is a sigh
inside this sigh
is a smile

inside this smile
is a heartbeat
inside this heartbeat
is love
inside this love
is hope

inside this hope
is a dream
inside this dream
is a flower
inside this flower
is a butterfly
inside this butterfly
is a bird

inside this bird
is a song
inside this song
is a voice
inside this voice
is a sound
inside this sound
is the wind

inside this wind
is a cloud
inside this cloud
is rain
inside this rain is a drop
inside this drop
is the sea
inside the sea
is a humming

inside this humming
i a ship
inside this ship
is a journey
inside this journey'
is a traveller
inside this traveller
is a place

inside this place
is time
inside this time
is a moment
inside this moment
is eternity
inside this eternity
is me
inside of me
is you
inside of us
is tomorrow

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