thanks marcus arelius but…

thanks marcus arelius but...

those who’ve
figured out
that life
is governed
by
chaos theory
say
go with the flow
but
that’s hard
when
the current
becomes
a series
of
waves
crashing into
every boulder
in
the river bed
or
it drops
precipitously
over
a cliff
into
the depths
of
despair
so it seems
having
a philosophical strategy
for
life
is not enough
to
reduce
the pain
life can
inflict

an incomplete picture…

an incomplete picture...

we all have self doubts
questioning
our value
in life
and
to others
questions 
we
can never
truly answer
for
our merit
is
in the eyes
of
others
who
rarely
feel a need
to
express
what’s obvious
to them
and
they are certain
we see
what they see

 

 

perfection…

Perfection

for the longest time
i’ve wanted
to ask
aunt bea
why she keeps those
far less
than
perfect
childhood sculptures
we made
mixed in
with
her
fine porcelain
aunt bea
said
those of us
who have
maintained
some level of sanity
are aware
of
our imperfections
and
are able to
carry on
while some folks
fervently pursue
what does not
exist
perfection
becoming
paralyzed
absorbed
into
the social madness
of
life
those early
artistic endeavors
of yours
were made
with
love
and
innocence
and as such
are
perfect