The internal and external forces of nature can be relentless in what they will dole out to us. Be aware, understand, and live as best as you can.
golden smoke blocks the sun as I stand witness
while winds shift to blow barging into planned days
I am listening.
What better offering could I make
while extending my reach to you?
My throat burns with an ache to howl.
As the people flee, where is safety now?
So many blue sky days
led us to false views.
We are all running from something.
walking away from something else.
I’m sending my love on the wind,
the force that both heats and cools.
Both helpful and harmful, depending,
contradictions of the mingled smokey fear.
Tangles of the unknowable
ringed history, as mystery
held by the forest guardians
now ash returning to soil.
As flames fly from tree to tree,
igniting compassionate hope or hatred
I see through the window
goodbye waves from living limbs of the still green.
and I feel your heat from miles away.
ravaged inner space
unable to account for
entries and exits
who came, who destroyed, who left?
a soul transformed forever
The sands of time are relentless
The grains tumbling down without ceasing
What changes, what stays the same, it doesn’t concern it
Slowly the scenario changes, focus shifts
Lives are built, fortunes rise and fall
Time passes uncaring and unconcerned
Insidiously, it changes us all within and without