October 9, 2006

Season Turns

In that world you knew it was fall
When the first crisp scarlet leaf unmoored from the tree.
The first day of school was always cool and clear
New-sweater weather.

This world isn't so neet neat. Leaves fall
More or less all year round and they're
Mostly brown anyway. The first day of
School was 84 degrees and murky to boot.

disillusionment you say? bah.

I like this world pretty well, actually.

it's messy and stories don't stop at The End and you have to do more than shriek when you see a cockroach in the kitchen cabinet and when you want to Find Out More you can't just Check It Out at your Local Library and broken limbs just aren't that glamorous and gallons of milk don't appear in the refrigerator magically right on schedule and North is only Up if you're holding the map the right way and come to find out the Good Guys are really pretty indifferent most of the time.


I've got a life to live,
And you love me.


Deeapaulitan said...

I thought of this when I read your sweet post. Hope you enjoy it.
This is the true joy of life.
The being used for a purpose ~
Recognized by you as a mighty one.
The being a force of grace
Instead of a feverish, selfish
Little clod of ailments and grievances
Complaining that the world will not
Devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life
Belongs to the whole community
And as long as I live,
It is my privilege to do for it
Whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly
Used up when I die,
For the harder I work the more I live.
I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
Which I've got hold of
For the moment
And I want to make it burn
As brightly as possible before
Handling it on to future generations.
-G.B. Shaw
Living and being loved are wonderful gifts!

rachel tsunami said...


Anonymous said...

you're amazing...