The average human, at rest, produces around 100 watts of power.
Over periods of a few minutes, humans can comfortably sustain 300-400 watts;
and in the case of very short bursts of energy, such as sprinting,
some humans can output over 2,000 watts.
At rest, we can power a hundred-watt light bulb.
With little exertion, we can power a blender.
When we push it, we can power a stove.
We are beings of catalyzed light energy.
Sol’s battery beams down on every thing.
As plants power us we power them.
Likewise we power each other
as energy beams into linked circuits.
I feel the circuits, like a leaf’s capillaries
must feel while waiting for sunrise.
I plug into the familiar, at rest,
reading instructions, while craving
a cherry-banana smoothie and
a steaming exotic spicy entree.
I was looking for a good song to go with this and happened across one that fits perfectly.
image: “Gold Circuit Girl” body makeup, credit sequence James Bond film, “Tomorrow Never Dies,”
by Timna Woollard Studio. (Tableaux Vivants & Body Painting)
Merril is today’s host of dVerse’ Poetics. Merril says:
For this prompt, I want you to think about connecting or connections—in any sense. It could be connecting ideas, connecting historical moments, or your own connections with people, places, nature, or art.
Sanaa is the host of dVerse Open Link Night, which is a live reading.
Because I missed writing Tuesday, I’m linking this to both nights.