Contemplation

Contemplation

A Poem by Nate
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Just a poem inspired by the work of Charles Bukowski

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Life cannot be


squandered,


wasted,


carried away like dust in a storm

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It must be lived, conquered,


seized. After all,


Carpe Diem.



 

Right?



 

But how does one,


meaning myself,


live?



 

The world is a cruel place,


Full of hatred and


pain and


heartache.


How do I find the


Life?

 



Is it in the heated pressure of


a kiss?


In the rainforests of the


Amazon


where trees reach toward the sky?


In the icy shock of a needle’s


releasing brush?


In the unrelenting wanting?


In the danger so near


death that you can feel his hands


reach toward you?



 

A delivery room, a birthday party,


a wedding, a funeral, a café,


a restaurant, a small town,


a big city, a mountaintop,


an ocean floor, on the corner?



 

Or in the shower?


Where I’m thinking about this.

© 2012 Nate


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