Thursday, January 5, 2012

Father and Daughter Chat

For Veronica

Confusing to know what is right and what's wrong
And everything, all the time, is perfect

The bullies are weak and retreaters are strong
And everything, all the time, is perfect

It's holy to think that the others have won
And everything, all the time, is perfect

It's sacred to feel that that your work is undone
And everything, all the time, is perfect

A comfort to know you have wasted your time
And everything, all the time, is perfect

Losing the time you don't have is no crime
And everything, all the time, is perfect

The greatest of gifts is what hurts you the most
And everything, all the time, is perfect

That thing you're ashamed of is your proudest boast
And everything, all the time, is perfect

The future and past's in this breath that you take
And everything, all the time, is perfect

All that you gather becomes what you make
And everything, all the time, is perfect

You ask how we thrive without a hive mind
And everything, all the time, is perfect

Our strength is in what we can seek and not find
And everything, all the time, is perfect

2 comments:

Victoria said...

Wise reflections, punctuated by the refrain that brings it home. Nicely done.

Hannah Stephenson said...

It's interesting how repeated lines can still shift in meaning based on the line before the repetition....