The Speck


I witnessed a speck

Self-procreate into a

Wonder of creation.

The smallest dot I make

Upon this page

Was all this speck revealed

And yet it came alive,

An animated speck,

Choosing the white

Enamel surface of my sink

To start its journey

Toward some unknown destination

Its blackness vivid

On the glacial surface

Of my porcelain bowl

Its sudden miracle of movement

Distracting me from routine cares

Transfixing me

With microscopic effort

To turn what once looked lifeless

Into living form

That now explodes

Into sublime creation


Ted Goodell

January 2, 2009


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