If life begins here the now is today
well there has to be another way
said the disgruntled fellow
standing in the gallows.
We choose to live the way we do
based upon values, me and you,
not that far away from everyone
seems somehow often over done.
Once in a midnight sky not so far
away, I felt my body to be at war.
With sudden gasp I exhaled my life
only to know a sedentary world is rife
with unpleasantries and negativity
all of the symptoms of inadequacy.
Speaking to a friend of mine tonight
I came to terms with just how I might
live out the rest of my days
in some more comfortable ways.
There isn’t a lot gained in crying
when reaching out without trying.
© Thom Amundsen 9/2021
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