Thursday, March 3, 2011

The fallen ones

The fallen ones
have always offered
intriguing subjects
for discriminating viewers:
what can we learn
from watching their mistakes
except, perhaps, to realize
that all life is
identically vulnerable
to sudden shifts
of wind, of tide, of ground,
and so the one who stands so tall today
might easily be found tomorrow
gasping on his side, bedraggled,
begging one small
insignificant passing duck
for a lift...

1 comment:

Maureen said...

So much of this speaks to what's going on in the world today.