Tuesday, January 10, 2017

an uncritical critique


we strain at the shackles
that hold us back
from breaking through
to a new paradigm,
to a new ordering
of the truth around us,
the truth we live with our daily bread,

today we saw the movie Arrival,
a brilliant rendering of who we are
by positing the arrival of the other,

I loved the power of the best within us to manifest,
and I know too well the worst within us that also can manifest,

I cry at how well it expressed, and captured,
the potential parent who loves who will come,
despite the potential transience of the moments 
the dice will allow.

by Henry H. Walker

January 3, ‘17

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