Tuesday, September 21, 2010

When All Is Said And Done

When All is said and done,
will you
to check your roots for
the Source of your nutrients?

Will you remember that
this very stem,
these proud emerald leaves
and oh-so-alluring petals
fluttering in the sweet afternoon breeze
are all on
the express train
back to the Nothing
from whence they came?

And will you
cling to the flittering flaky fragments...
ancient foliage finely ground to dust with
time's relentless mortar and pestle?

Will you then,
Dear One,
willingly remember;
You are, and
always have been,
This boundless pulsation of
ricocheting through
all plants

Scott Patrick Schwenk     9/20/10

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