What We Always Knew

The City and the City ~ Philip Brent Harris


 “How can I move forward, when I don’t know which way I’m facing?”
John Lennon

These words, so true,
set my heart racing.
With all I’ve learned,
know how to do, and
cool and useful stuff
I can make, why never
have I felt comfortable
with life, or even the
direction I should take?

Every day, as we all
new stories imagine,
even while believing
it is our fable alone.
Labor, love, learning,
all our daily journeys,
quests, and heroes all.

Adventures in traffic,
commuting, so called,
Since it shortens life.
We try to be the hare
but end up the tortoise.
To reach the front line,
our daily work battles
both here and distant,
cell phone connected.
Locked inside, with
no escape apparent.

Home to the flickering
tales we crave, devour.
Nightly joined, alone,
consummated, if only,
climaxing tomorrow.
Sex with the millions,
our satisfaction sum,
Agreement delayed.

We gather, joke, talk,
Was it good for you?
A wondrous chance,
to speak in a tongue,
a language universal,
Existing this moment,
and as it has forever.
Perhaps we’ll relearn
what we always knew,
to help us and find us,
to hold us and heal us.


Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment


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