TO THE HUMAN
A collection of short poems regarding the
human condition and its deep connection
Written by Blaire Grady
Photography by Jerome W. Berglund
SIT LIKE MONKS
Tomorrow, just as today,
I will not live for the life unattained.
I will replace useful things
once they are bent and unbearable.
By then, their replacements are,
to me, most attainable.
I will wait for wants to turn to needs
for a life lived to attain true happiness.
You see, I am not lazy, crazy or sad
to choose not to challenge the life that I have.
I am free to rest in my skin as it is
while I savor the suckle that is given by nature.
I am free to sit and whisper with breezes
as I marvel the squirrel perched with the raven.
I am free, just as you, to feel warmth from the sun
once I am mindful of the solace it offers.
These are the moments for which I live
the senses in which I delight
because these are the tokens a simple life gives,
too often removed for the life unattained.
ROAM LIKE ANIMALS
Where to, butterfly?
Over the valley,
riding on ripples
atop rivers running
to oceans unknown.
Where to, tortoise?
Miles from inches,
taking my time
across roads leading
to lands unknown.
Where to, child?
Into gray skies,
casting the sun
through clouds heading
to kingdoms unknown