Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Momentary Importance

Frankensteining life force into manic machines

Each one taking up more than it needs

To spit off the excess into heat waves

That's what we get for all this time we save


Picking and choosing where my wavelengths travel

I leave the road more paved for the gravel

Depart from the straight lines and the cold hard blocks

To spend some time amongst naturally formed rocks


Seeing their cracks and seeing their edges

Climbing to peaks and peering off ledges

That were made in ways man can't recreate

Our lives aren't long enough to bear the wait


How slowly we realize how fast things go

By the time I get there it's hard to know

The reason for the moments that led me to here

But I'm sure that worrying won't make it clear


Each moment I come upon brings a new challenge

But if all that I look to is what just happened

I'll miss whatever is happening now

Miss out on being part of the flow


Of each present moment as they cascade

Down the old rocks or the blocks we've made

Those ever changing forces of nature

Sculpting the landscape towards the future