shall we dance…

the brown bag prophet
was holding
a most unusual sign
given
what
he
had said
previously to me
about
religion
it read
you must believe
when
i questioned him
about
this matter
the prophet
said
faith
is necessary
it
gives
meaning
to
meaningless
human
agendas
fills
the void
created
by
an impending death
it’s like
having
one of those
old dance cards
a card
completely
filled out
for the evening
knowing
all the while
there’s
only
one dance
left

take a tear drop and…

take a tear drop and...

tears
like
rivers
move in
one direction
towards
the sea
from eye
to
ground
like
life
to
death
repeated patterns
die cut
into
the fabric of life
with
such precision
that
many
assume
there is
a
purpose
so
they
occupy
each waking hour
attempting
to determine
their
unique
place in existence
until
the fabric’s
cut