breaths, each bearing
a genesis of
fortuitous destinies,
rearranged ​in
linear moments
defined by ​deliberated
discretions in our
mind—that’s what
we’d like to believe.
A convenient feint,
rather than admitting to
autogenous patterns
constructed in
lesser dimensions of
thought, littered
with fifty-fifty
choices—our parody 
behaviors, live 
streaming identic
sequels we
live day after day,
until we ask
the operative question.


© Rob Taylor, 2020

“As each moment progresses, the human being must answer the two quintessential questions: Which forms of influence will dominate me? To which forms of influence will I contribute?”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 43). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.