What is Drastic + Dramatic

Monday, September 04, 2006

sweet sixteen

16 We wait
15 for 359
14 days for
13 Christmas
12 to come around.
11 school starts
10 halloween spooks
9 how soon it comes.
8 thanksgiving stuffs
7 and we race to buy
6 gifts to give and some
5 of us receive gifts
4 and then
3 it's a new year again.
2 it comes
1 it passes

Waiting takes long and comes all too soon.
Worming through life takes and leaves the dirt.
Words are the proof that it happened at all.
Walking uphill backward isn't downhill.
Wonderful moments digest into memories.
We can only watch the past; the future watches us.
Waking up happens every time but the last.
Waiting takes time and leaves all too soon.


Nate Mecham said...

I like it, very Zen.
I think you have touched upon one of the delicate balances of life. Too often we look to the future for delivery from our current woes. A problem that comes with this is that while we are waiting for the future to arrive, our lives our being put on hold. Really, we have no garantee that tomorrow will ever come (it just always has), but when it arrives it turns out we didn't quite know what was coming.Disappointment.

Conversly, we have just as much "no garantee" that tomorrow will not come and to ignore the idea that you can prepare for life is foolish. It's a balance. Prepare for the future without losing yourself to it. Live in the now.

Emily F said...

tada! wondrus words. I'm glad you like it. I get more in one comment than your blog has gotten in months. I feel honored. :)

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