force…

it is love
that aligns
the planets
whether they be
old or young
this is the only force
strong enough to last
and endure
the violent upheavals
of the universe
you cannot see it
or taste it
nor feel its presence
as you move
through time
but know this
it is there
and binds you
to all
that has been
and will be
forevermore

a question of taste…

Tam O'Shanter and the Witches by Artist John Faed (1892)

i’ve begun
to wonder
about the difference
between
celebrating life
and
being
desperate for life
both wish
to savour
the flavors
on life’s table
and to drink
deeply from
the chalice
of gaiety
but one seems
a connoisseur
and the other
a hungry pauper
which
are
you