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Medellin – Poem of the day – 29th/30th of April

April 30, 2013

Over again and I’m out.

Done for the coming week and glad for it.

Friend gone and new ones come and coming soon.

Hot days and rainy nights backed up by overcast.

Consistent inconsistencies. Constants are

the traffic, the homeless, and the things I have to do…

but who knows what will happen tomorrow?

The routines of everyday people continue.

I look down on the street and see them.

Who sees me? We never know

until we catch them from across the street.

Until a single sideways glance recurs day upon day.

But a look is nothing except the veneer of thoughts.

Their wrappings. Perhaps they are nothing more

than these words here. Just another distraction

covering up greater things. Nothing at all

unless you make these distractions great.

Make the little things in life reflections of the magnificent.

But when does the trivial become the important?

How can we distinguish from each and

who even really knows the difference?

Like Chekov’s swaggering soldier I saunter

taking in the midday sun of the moment

while chewing on the possibilities of the later day

like an apple in hand. I can eat the flesh of it all and

throw away the core. In the seeds of an apple live

the countless possibilities of the future.

Who knows what things might grow?

 

AJG

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