Saturday, May 10, 2008

Namesake

Long before there was this day
another day came. Maybe it rained
of there was a little sunlight. People

got up and did what they always do.
Birds sang and the cats wanted out,
or in. You and I weren't here,

but the world didn't know. Trees
grew and nobody noticed. Someone
was cruel. Someone else

tried not to be. Maybe the weather
shifted unexpectedly and plans
had to be changed. This morning

we watched our day begin. We
wondered if it would be good,
wondered if it would rain.

-Jack Ridl, Living in the 21st Century

1 comment:

MJ said...

Yay! I like your blog! Have fun in Vienna! ( I bet you're there already :)) PS- your links on the side are also amazingly adictive! Trampoline, and stuff white people like- Hilarious!