Lulls and rushes--
Ebbs turning back to oncoming waves
Racing to break on foamy shores
On the pull of the moon--
Why try to bring them together? You're only trying to please yourself. They have no outward desire to re-unite and all you'll earn is wrath for putting them on the spot.
Is all good merely ego gratification?
Even if this is so, isn't there some good for the beneficiary ?
Ask and you shall receive, and what you'll receive is a fall from grace.
Smile falsely. My regret is in not seeing you fall, my consolation is in knowing one day, you must. Let me drain you like pus, so the wound might be cleansed and the ragged cut begin to close. Smile falsely, while my healing removes you from me.
The past is all gone now; there is nothing to which to return. The future is an idea still forming
in the crucible of the present. And presently, in this heartless new dispensation, all of us are blank as an empty slate, waiting for or learning to handle the new objects and understandings of this diminishment, with as much humanity as we have left in us. We have all been leveled, grasping for what will keep body and soul together, until body and soul are called asunder.
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