Fault Lines

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Draft from 8-14-13

Here’s the thing–
We should not slip
into the trap of
feeling entitled.
Because
whether we are,
or we aren’t,
we soon start to
be smug
and become indifferent.
And that
is a
fatal flaw…

Green

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This view will seep into you like ground water from an artesian well,
will filter like an aquifer the gritty remains
of your daily grind.
One sweet birdsong — no, not just one, but the calls of many,
unafraid
in the thrushes
by the shore…