Friday, October 28, 2011

sometimes you just want to be away

I've been in constant movement, attempting to keep my word and keep commitments, not saying I can do what I can't, juggle small obligations, and there is only so much I can say I can do, I've learned to not try to do too much, be all things, and so that's why the sudden cases of introversion come over me, where I look for a chance to get away, to clear my brain, to take a walk outside or retreat to somewhere safe and quiet. It's nothing against anyone, it's just needed to survive.


Anonymous said...

Retreating Wind

When I made you, I loved you.
Now I pity you.

I gave you all you needed:
bed of earth, blanket of blue air--

As I get further away from you
I see you more clearly.
Your souls should have been immense by now,
not what they are,
small talking things--

I gave you every gift,
blue of the spring morning,
time you didn't know how to use--
you wanted more, the one gift
reserved for another creation.

Whatever you hoped,
you will not find yourselves in the garden,
among the growing plants.
Your lives are not circular like theirs:

your lives are the bird's flight
which begins and ends in stillness--
which begins and ends, in form echoing
this arc from the white birch
to the apple tree.

Louise Gl├╝ck

Randal Graves said...

Precisely why they invented Calgon.