Friday, January 21, 2011

Tenacity

With age and time
although the ties
which bind us
grow more frayed
the tenacity
with which they grip
is heightened,
as if in compensation,
and what once seemed loose
and flexible
has now become
a fixture,
only pried apart
with extreme determination
or perhaps
-- in desperation --
some brutal knife.

2 comments:

Susannah said...

Oh, I feel the depth and truth in these beautifully written words.

I so enjoy your posts.

drw@bainbridge.net said...

Thank you!