Tuesday, March 1, 2016

This morning's post-well-THAT-was-a-fabulous-reading sonnet


There’s nothing like the drop after the high.
   The peak I stood on last night is now sand.
My feet sink into it up to the thigh
   And then I’m swimming in the Rio Grande
Of Time, that rolls me from Mount Yesterday
   Into Tomorrow, leaving not a sliver
To stand on—for the stage of last night’s play
   Is always washed away by morning’s river.
And even when I don’t feel like I’m moving
   And take a stand somewhere, or hold my ground,
It turns out that the point I’m really proving
   Is where I’ve been must yield to where I’m bound.
      I cling for life to yesterday. It shatters.
      The past is drowned. Only the current matters. 

Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells

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