contradiction of terms

messy business
this thing
called
life

no straight lines
or perfect circles

unchartable
unpredictable
erratic

like a riff
beauty
between
sour notes

brief
unyielding
amazing
painful
joyous

full of love
and contradictions

it couldn’t be
any other way
so why look for
what isn’t there

(D. James)

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3 responses to “contradiction of terms

  1. Really love this one…reminded me of the saying “that men spend so much time trying to find the meaning of life, that they don’t have time to live it.” Can’t recall where that’s from, but one of my favorite sayings….maybe Zen.

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