Wednesday, September 14, 2011

sorry, i don't have the time

this day is thick
and tastes like old water
it moves so slowly
almost like it's thinking its way through itself
almost as if
it knows itself so well
that it's consciously trying
to avoid cliches

but nothing new is happening

we're all waiting

see it's more than a day
it's a stage . . .
a piece of human history
change is in the air
everyone has some sense of that
don't we ...

the numbers and stories are much the same
so it's something else.

perhaps it's about a way of seeing
and then it'll become
a way of being
and then a way
of knowing ourselves -
and everything else.

being my age
i wish so hard to see
the goodness that i know
is coming
and i don't want to miss it
just because my body

runs out of time


ellen abbott said...

Hurry up! But it will come in it's own time.

Elisabeth said...

Oh the horrors of running out of time. I too wish I had two lives, one for now and another for later. thanks, steven.

Deborah said...

Wonderfully written!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

This is beautiful!..

In my recent post, I have discussed how i would like things to having from day 1of being here in Canada til at least am 60. Hopefully it will materialize as how I envisioned it. I don't want to miss every single thing for I know time and youth can't be brought back.

God bless sir! TC!


steven said...

ha! ellen . . almost certainly.... steven

steven said...

elisabeth - i'm actually content with what i have but sometimes i feel that little wish creep into my thinking that it would be so cool to see what i believe will happen for mankind come about . . . . steven

steven said...

deborah thankyou! steven

steven said...

jj - i wish my dad had blogged as he too arrived in canada as a much younger man and forged a life that i think was likely better than he imagined for himself and his family. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah yes, Steven, all of us have to face up to the fact that our bodies will run out of time.

Pauline said...

It's uncanny the way you sometimes put into words the very things I am thinking. This piece, the photos and your header are simply stunning.

steven said...

yes weaver - the trouble is that as i get older i see more of what i wish to do and get done. steven

steven said...

pauline - i love that synchronicity. steven

Jo said...

Poignant, beautiful, and full of hope, I truly love how you see the world.

I hope you are able to see "the goodness that is coming" and far beyond that place, Steven.

erin said...

you know goodness is coming?

how extraordinary!