Monday, May 24, 2010

This game we play

This game we play with such intensity
-- this concentrated effort to win
and not to lose --
is laced throughout
with thrilling victories
and agonizing defeats,
moments of joy and despair
often contingent on another's loss or gain.
When will we step back from play
to feel the grass beneath our feet
and drink the bright red smiles
of the flowers who stand wondering
on the sidelines?

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