Friday, January 14, 2022

Waves of experience

The curl of the wave as it rises,
That slight backward pull
As it draws on its resources 
The clarity with which we see through it,
The color that’s lost 
In the splash as it falls to the ground…
Perhaps they’re an echo 
Of our progress through life — 
The clarity we find in our rising expectations, 
Fueled as they are by both present and past;1
The loss of life’s color 
When our hopes are dashed,
And the never-ending progression
From stillness to hope and then, once again,
Loss, and then stillness; then hope…

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