Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Wealthy In Ways That Matter

Even as the winding down of
Hogmany nights became
a recent memory, the old
overtaken by new, through
spirit, for good times
with no time limits...
Even as in this early morning
trudging through frozen stucco
formed on sidewalks,
I'd rather turn loose wonder
and optimism, let them run free
through a wide open stance
of what is now realization,
a clean page in progress still
wearing its heart right there
on its sleeve, seems it was
always outside myself looking in.
But now that the zerrissenheit
has passed, I find the richness
in privacy and I'm wealthy
in ways that matter.

(zerrissenheit, from the German, meaning a state of "torn-apart-hood)

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