Wednesday, November 14, 2012

the saddest thing of all

the saddest thing of all

isn't the heartbreak
isn't the death
isn't the loss

for those things, we rationalize--
we know
in our minds
we all must face them

it's the wall 
we begin to build
brick by brick
around our hearts

it's the moat
we begin to dig
in unrelenting motions
for the next 
impending flood

it's the ways 
we no longer stay new
to beauty

once we know
in our bones
that everything goes

like we've given up
on glory

like we have no time
for the simplest risk 
of being alive
and feeling it

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