The poem is “Message” by Anselm Hollo. How would you answer the questions in it?
i’m one of Your molecules!
i started from Crab Nebula, but i move about. i’ve moved about for millions of years.
i entered Your body, perhaps as a factor in some edible vegetable, or else i passed into Your lungs as part of the air.
now, what intrigues me is this:
at what exact point, as i entered the mouth, or was absorbed by the skin, was i part of the body?
at what exact moment (later on) do i cease to be part of the body (i.e., You)?
let me know what You think.