The state of us

So this is where we are -
caught, green and raw -
shouldering the hot, silvered weight
while the days line the way to our past.

Steadying ourselves
towards a future we would like to predict -
not sure how to get
or how we arrived
here -
we wonder -

do we continue as we are?
knowing each other
as we do,

or wait  for something dazzling -
wait for something true.


© Jo Swingler 2009


One Comment on "The state of us"

  1. One Night Stanzas » Blog Archive » Things I Love Thursday (er, Friday!) #36 on Fri, 1st May 2009 6:14 pm 

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