• seeking impermanence

    by  • January 11, 2015 • Uncategorized

    The thing about impermanence is that it cuts both ways
    The plant in the cup dies
    The wild things die
    Our pets die
    So do we.

    On the other hand this
    Shall pass:
    Illness, grey days, the seeming
    Endlessness of winter.

    For a select few
    The illness passes only into death,
    The injustice lives on,
    the grey stretches out forever.

    We would like to think that few is a few,
    A handful,
    Three, maybe four souls per
    …state? Province?

    We know we are wrong.

    A few is a fallacy,
    Naïve gentling of the ranks that fall into line under
    The classified ad:
    Seeking Impermanence
    For lifelong relationship

    I am lying here, grateful,
    Joints, nerves, muscles, bones,
    Pressing like clockwork with every beat of my heart,
    Secure in the fairy tale
    That this will not last forever.

    Not two hours south is a new mother whose freak accident has left her paralyzed from the neck down.

    I cannot possibly imagine.

    She is determined to walk again.

    I know
    I will cook,
    I will drive,
    I will go to the ball,

    I will walk away from this one.

    and aware
    and grateful.