How People Survive

How People Survive



Is a miracle.

Each morning waking

In a cloud of plans –

Plans a cloud,

Anxiety and hope all one;

Vague, unshaped, a whole-in-one.


Time’s passage there,

You unawake and unaware,

More behind you, less in front,

“Don’t!” you tell yourself.

“Don’t worry, think ahead –

Reality inside your head

Is expectation and interpretation.

So, in waking’s dread

And day’s confusion

Stage is set.

You’re out of bed, the wager

Of survival

Is whatever follows,

And you take it.


How People Survive 4.18.2015

Circling Round Reality; Birth, Death & in Between II;

Arlene Corwin



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