Posts Tagged ‘ably’

Dead Whatever

August 22, 2009

clipart for Dead Whatever


                           We sift the streambed’s squishy


                           acres, absorbing what is

                           sometimes known, what’s guessed


                           at; what lingers in a long refrain;

                           what sings our story:


                           the sum of our remembered past;

                           notes of our futility; talk


                           in rich, reductive measures. What’s

                           not resisted pushes down. We


                           live as ably as we can, too many

                           cures are badly counted.


                           Worlds dismissed are restless tomes,

                           fumes we dance a lung across.    


                                                                           © Diane Beaty



Please note: Again, the poem is mine, and the photo used to accompany this post is a clipart photo. Unfortunately, I don’t have the photographer’s name.