tonight: cast

“If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence”
-George Eliot


let not life be cast aside
the way a child outgrows a plaything
and leaves it for adulthood,
the memory of the wonder it brought fading

let not the story be complete
the way a book has an ending
and the reader moves away and on
the memory of the reality it defined paling

let not the endpoint be final
the way each period starts a new sentence
let the dreary days and full ones
be commas and semicolons and paragraphs
of unending quantities
an infinite retelling cast and recast
as time passes

the familiarity fondly leading to more
and picking up that which was cast aside
as childish
recognized as childlike
the way maturity produces a youthful exuberance
in the way it rewrites a soul


2 responses to “tonight: cast

  1. i love it.

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