Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Today, the Sun Hangs Bright in the Sky

Today,
the sun hangs bright in the sky
and sets the asphalt to gleaming
it turns dead grass
in the meadows
to gold
and casts celtic shadows
through skeleton trees
onto the world below

This week:

a close family friend
lost his father
to the metal wheels of a train

another friend passed
after withering quietly
for almost a year

a co-worker's mother
left this world
abruptly on Saturday

Today,
death drifts around me
I face
the inevitable realization:
Life Is Terminal

There is no guarantee
for any of us
that we shall have a tomorrow

But

Today
the sun hangs bright in the sky
and sets the asphalt to gleaming
it turns dead grass
in the meadows
to gold
and casts celtic shadows
through skeleton trees
onto this world below

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