I am watching the flights of birds these days,
following their loops and seeing them turn
as one in ways that totally amaze.
Such unity! Something that we can learn?
Perhaps in the brain, some cellular link?
Who leads the way, who follows in a flock
of many is an answer that I think
to be found with the focus of a hawk,
because I believe that our own species
flies in flights of identical fancy.
We are no more aware of such follies
than one starling in his group's ecstasy.
Electrons, magnetism, DNA,
Why am I here while my flock flies away?