Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday morning


Half Life - Stephen Levine

We walk through half our life
as if it were a fever dream
barely touching the ground
our eyes half open
our heart half closed.
Not half knowing who we are
we watch the ghost of us drift
from room to room
through friends and lovers
never quite as real as advertised.
Not saying half we mean
or meaning half we say
we dream ourselves
from birth to birth
seeking some true self.
Until the fever breaks
and the heart can not abide
a moment longer
as the rest of us awakens,
summoned from the dream,
not half caring for anything but love.
~ Stephen Levine ~
(Breaking the Drought)

1 comment:

donna said...

I'm guilty of thinking that tomorrow is the day my fever will break and I'll become the person I really am. Then tomorrow arrives and I feel old and tired and continue on in my fever dream.

I've been missing your posts. Hope you're well.