Thursday, 1 September 2016

M-E-M-O-R-Y, Selective Notes on the Human Condition

Who are we? What are we? Where are we at in life’s journey, and how long may we stay? Where next, and what will we find around the next corner? More of the same, perhaps, or better, worse…? 

Whatever, we can but continue trying to work through, make sense of those parts of us that make up the human condition; in so doing, shape and reshape ourselves and each other, hopefully for the better than worse.


Names, names, more names
rushing the mind
like commuters for their train

Faces, faces, and more faces,
collage of the heart…
like pictures in an exhibition

Places, places, and more places,
focusing the inner eye;
home movies at a birthday party

Good days, bad days, and so-so
ganging up on us
in a well-meaning consciousness

Regret, regrets, and more regrets,
like grains of sand
measuring us out in an hour glass

Mind, body, spirit, and all it takes,
getting the better
of our worst fears, come what may

Copyright R. N. Taber 2016

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