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all life's amazing journeys

ďIf you canít fly, then run. If you canít run, then walk. If you
canít walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep
moving forward.Ē―Martian Luther King Jr.

 
i.  
all life's amazing journeys
†† begin and end in silence,
†† † †some burnished in the furnace,
†† † † † some silenced soon by violence.
†† † † † † †but in between the moaning
†† † † † † † † of navel string detachment,
†† † † † † † † † †and last rites filled with groaning
†† † † † † † † † † † at casket-lid attachment,
†† † † † † † † † † † † †come all the ways of travel
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † and destination pathways
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † † †that zealously unravel
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † life's flicker or its full blaze:
time's watchfulness of purpose,
or tide's dark winds of surplus;
love's steadfast affirmations,
or hate's recriminations.
 
ii.  
some rocket to moon landings
†† at supersonic panic,
†† † †some boast their private brandings
†† † † † (self-pilot automatic!).
†† † † † † †stretch limos hearse some bodies
†† † † † † † † to all-exclusive hideouts,
†† † † † † † † † †while broken-down jalopies
†† † † † † † † † † † transport some, fuelled by hard doubts. †  
†† † † † † † † † † † † †some drive bikes, some bicycles,
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † scooters zig-zag some forward;
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † † †some swagger through obstacles
†† † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (regression is the right word!).
limpediments restrain some,
whose crutches are their fulcrum;
some in wheelchairs, some static,
whose lives are paralytic.
 
© Copyright 2023 June 15
by Clyve A. Bowen♫
Written by cabcool
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