Saturday, March 20, 2010

Risking It All

it pains you
more than birth or death

folds you in a box
in the dark in the light

beaming, hazing

it elates and disheartens
brings you to tears
it charms, it pleases
makes and breaks

and reels and spins

it’s a top

a pendulum
a perpetual dance

to a beating drum in my ears

you want it to stop
but it’s vital like air

and you know in the end
you'll be wanting or sated
but you say to yourself
it’s a risk that’s worth taking.


  1. Lots of truths in this poem - the third stanza says it all. Lovely yet disturbing in it's inevitable nature.