“Introduction to the Rest”
The words you forget
Scrawled and Scratched upon the pages of an empty notebook
In your mind you see they’re painted in the clouds behind your eyes…
From the soil of the earth our imagination grows.
Suppose it's raining out-- the blooms deflecting drops and dodging dew.
Suppose the birds flew through the clouds,
Singing sounds the heavens sought to sing along.
We simply live to see the day when others serve their neighbors
Choosing and never losing what's been lost
In all this chaos consuming us.
On the verge of satisfaction we continue to consume,
But never reach the edge of our appetite,
Refusing to reject what we've always known.
Happiness is false, an illusion, a mirage never made concrete.
Instead the joy of things unseen and selflessness--we'll one day be complete.
Met in the air not to defeat
The one who made us to be free and seek the peace of which he speaks.