Saturday, August 11, 2012

"How Beautiful it is

To do nothing...

and to rest afterward..."

--Spanish Proverb

ah how my Latin brothers and sisters understand...

(I'm Italian...Second instead of Third World

but it is all one isn't it?)

there's such a sense of freedom and joy

in being done...

even if it is the defeat of a lifetime

and your last card is played

and you wind up with aces and eights

even if you lived quietly and neighborly

and did nothing more to impress the World's eyes

but do good quiet deeds and dismiss

any notion of reward

when you're done

you don't have to try so hard

when you're done

you reaped the full load of gain or loss

that is your lot

and for whatever afterward

your measly prayers appeal

the reality is already set

and you'll find your apotheosis in your fall

but oh merciful One

what peace and what joy

when you are finally undone

then will your wistful acceptance

receive the gifts it could not imagine


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