Monday, January 26, 2015

We Never Sigh

We can’t recall the last time
we were vexed
by wondering what
we should take on next.

In fact, these days,
we’re not at all
by anything.

It isn’t that we’ve heard the ring
of any bell of sweet illuminating truth.
We do not understand more in our dotage
than we did in youth.

We haven’t rid ourselves
of any exigency of incarnate life.
We shit, we eat, we sleep,
we sometimes take a husband, or a wife.

We just don’t see this
as occasion to feel strife.
We don’t know why.
We never sigh.


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