Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: life

Creature of Her Own Mythology

She was
a creature
of her own
mythology.

Exquisitely
alive in
her own
narrative.

She wore
an unseen
drama amidst
mundane moments.

Making art
with the
drawing
of breath.

Her life
her canvass
people
her muse.

Each
vying for a bigger role
in the unfolding
life.

Each
more alive
while living
in the unseen story.

Artist and muse
both seeking immortality
in the mythology
of their temporal lives.

Life Lives Here in the Now

I can
do nothing
about the past.

The future
is not
guaranteed.

I lived
in the past
I may not
live in
the future.

I am alive
only in the
present moment.

Life lives
here
in the now.

The past
is a graveyard
the future
a dream.

I will not
agonize over
dead things.

I will not
worry about
dreams.

I will live
among
the living.

Where
joy and light
lives.

I will
make my present
a heaven
until I have no
presents left.

I will be good
and practice virtue
without regret
for the past
or hope
for the future.

Family

We become
strangers
to our
past.

More
estranged
each year
from
childhood.

Yet we
return.

Ritualistically
to the womb
of our
creation.

Back
to those
who loved
us first.

Who
love us
most.

Who
know us
least.

Back
to those
who love
us because
we are
theirs.

Primordially
bound in
blood and
memory.

Family.

Irrevocably
tied from
beginning
to end.

Who we
are and
have
become.

Incidental
to what
we are.

I Yearn to Live Awake

Awake
in the
dreams
of a
former self.

I walk
in the
shadow
of an
unconscious
life.

Wearing
a self
that
no longer
fits.

Burdened
by debts
underwritten
be a child.

Collateralized
with a
life.

I renounce
this world
and its
tawdry
forms.

But it
will not
renounce
me.

Trapped
in the
dreams
of a
sleeping child.

I yearn
to live
awake.

I yearn
to be
free.

Life is More Vivid by the Ocean

Life
is more
vivid
by the
ocean.

Memories
more resilient
to decay.

Perhaps
it is the
timelessness
of that
great witness.

That makes
life
less fleeting
by the sea.

Perhaps
it is the
vastness
of that
great body.

That makes
life
more expansive
and free.