What I Believe In


art by Teresa Robeson



in Days We Would Rather Know

by Michael Blumenthal

I believe that a scorpion’s sting

will kill a man,

but that his wife will remarry.

I believe that, the older we get,

the weaker the body,

but the stronger the soul.

I believe that if you roll over at night

in an empty bed,

the air consoles you.

I believe that no one is spared

the darkness,

and no one gets all of it.

I believe we all drown eventually

in a sea of our making,

but that the land belongs to someone else.

I believe in destiny.

and I believe in free will.

I believe that, when all

the clocks break,

time goes on without them.

And I believe that whatever

pulls us under,

will do so gently.

so as not to disturb anyone,

so as not to interfere

with what we believe in.



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. jeannepoland
    Apr 24, 2017 @ 11:07:22

    Once again I implore you to read these related posts listed above. I did.


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