Saturday, August 30, 2014

sweet needs sour

truth in contrast

my mother argued that sweet needs sour
if it is to really work:
sour cherry or lemon in a pie,
an intensity of contrast
so that we wake up enough
to notice presence since we also know absence,

I feel blessed with a life and an attitude
that finds many glasses that reach to the full,

I also work to feel blessed with the losses I have,
so that I can also feel the emptiness in the glass--
luckily, so far, not so much as to leave it dry,

laughs bubble freely from me,
and so do enough tears to remind me
to remember the losses
that also make me who I am.

by Henry H. Walker
August 22, ’14

No comments: