nothing

nothing happens
pages float aimlessly in the wind
summer announces itself through the window
workers make a house in the next lane
the cats sneak away under the cars
the fan quietly whirs
as was yesterday
so it is today
nothing happens

34 years, half a life
ten thousand days
and a few more
some intense
some dull
some spent striving
others at rest
life passes by

as was yesterday
so it is today
nothing really happens

he loved her
and he loved others
at other times
34 years
is a lot of time to love
they met
they were close
they fought
they parted

and as was yesterday
so it is today
nothing really happens

some of his friends died
the 90 year old monk
who made love to god
the 30 year old charmer
who sought to become famous
the 50 year old teacher
brow beaten with cancer
decades of passion
decades of frustration
in his heart, died with him
they all died
they all left something behind
an anchor, to root them
while they journeyed into a world
where something
does happen
while in this world
as it was yesterday
so it is today
nothing really happens

and she
the one who wanted
to live and die together
heaven knows where she is
dead, alive, mysteriously missing
does she ever miss him
does he ever miss her
life goes on
as it was yesterday
so it is today
nothing really happens

 

 

 

 

 

~ by tdcatss on February 22, 2019.

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