Monday, November 12, 2018

how we want to define 
the unknown state of mind
our thoughts dwell on empty lines 
to bring a closure we’ll never find 

it’s so simple it’s absurd
the power of a single word
the infinite expanse of time
created by the love we wish to find

it’s a mystical little feat 
wondering if God can answer
the questions we seek
and give us what we need to believe 

but there’s no way to box up our whole life
to comprehend this the miracle of being alive 
and so we take a breath 
and distract ourselves in the time that’s left

until we see the light of lights
and realize that teacher who smiles
at all the ways we try to name 
this moment when we proclaim
an awakening to life’s mysterious game