9.06.2014

As Long As We Are Able

Stay true to the sun, a beacon
behind clouds. Blue sky on your left
as grey blows over. No one’s listening
anyway, so stay true.
Birds flock after a storm, we gather
at the table. The cool air’s moved in.
Take what you can get in this life:
shelter, occasional sustenance.
    It’s enough.

Real Toads music prompt: The Valley by Los Lobos/David Hidalgo

10 comments:

  1. Is it? As long as we are able to stay true. Fine resonance here on the thin edge of existence.

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  2. Nice, Marian. I am glad you finished being sooo busy and could compose. This one will make us think, where we are and how we are. Thank you.
    I doubt you were talking about getting lost when the sun is clouded 'over'. But I do. I know Houston enough so that even if I'm going in circles eventually I will come upon a familiar street. Until then I am hopelessly lost.

    That living in the second verse is very minimal. I doubt that writing poetry or other fits into this style of living. But more than half the world's population live like that or in a similar meager existence. We are blessed, I hope those folk also feel blessed in their own way.
    ..

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  3. I don't know if it's enough, but it sure is a start. I'm late to the party. Solly!

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  4. Folks were once satisfied with a whole lot less than people today. Your description of this simple lifestyle sounds honest and highly appealing.

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  5. We add more "stuff" to our lives and become increasingly more dissatisfied...a beautiful call for simplifying life

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  6. I like the wisdom, stay true ~

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  7. your reads of this are interesting! thanks for playing along, friends. xo

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