Posts tagged #Life

simultaneous (adj).

here is what there is to say about the lost and the living:

are we not both
saved and
being saved

are we not both
cracked and

are we not both
tied and 
free to go

are we not both
burdened and

are we not poor
in our wealth
but perhaps rich
in health
in vision
in hope
in Love

at any given time
are we not
incredibly confused
and also
incredibly lucky?

Scoop up your mess and
put it out in the yard
all of our closets look the same. 

Are we not all
trying to get to work on time
waking up tired
buying coffee for a lover
feeding the children
asking questions with no answers
making a life
and a name
in how beautiful
this all makes the task of breathing?

misuse (n).

did we know what we were doing
and what was even said
in all of that talking we do
what do we think we're getting done
do we think
with all our pacing
and timing
and editing
and editing again
with all of our strategies
and hesitating
and waiting
and holding back

and withholding

with all our over sharing
with all our imposing
with all our littering and tearing down and
all our waiting in line.

we spend a lot of time
doing not much at all. 
we spend a lot of time
looking away from
and only looking to
and not looking at
anything ripped with tragedy
but also anything completely magnificent.

how often do we miss it
how small we are
and how beautiful it is
to be here, together