November 13, 2013

“Some find themselves through joy, some through suffering and some through toil. Johnny had till now tried nothing but whiskey. A process that left him feeling like somebody new everyday”
—-Nelson Algren, from The Man With The Golden Arm
                             II.    S P I R I T S
we gloated that we’re good…good for it
that we’re  en garde
that we’re hard enough to save our stuff
that it’s “Nope” to that slip slidey slope
that everything’s cool,  Fornever a fool
well under control,  well over
casting fates to the wind,
outlasting the weights & pulleys
of emotional construction sites,
floating free from the tangles of the sea
and I see our swimming spinning spirits
“dangerously” adrift
in the warm  willing  lift
of our joy
.                                                                                  (from 7/06)

2 Responses to “S P I R I T S”

  1. Chatty Owl said

    Thanks God for spirits.

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