passive house

since the first night
in a dry cave
humankind has been
learning –– in bits & scraps,

about day & night, sunlight &
shadows, heat &
cold, the motions of
stars & of air.

after 2 million years
of mantime & 4.4 billion
years since the bang ––

after buddha & lao tzu, &
newton & the eternal tao ––

we are finally learning
to let nature
care for us completely

in a perfectly
passive house.