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Instability


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Instability

 

Gray clouds stream northeast, warm, moist air

 

just south of the jet stream joins the low pressure

 

counter-clockwise spin that sets the motion

 

sucking everything to its heights, throwing

 

water and debris outward in all directions,

 

even carrying bits and pieces hundreds of miles

 

as it travels to other areas to pulverize.

 

 

 

Afghanistan spins out of control, but kills

 

accurately. Where is there safety and reason--

 

Egypt, China Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon,

 

North America, Palestine, Qatar, Russia,

 

or any of South America or Africa,

 

each humanity tornado traveling

 

where it will?

 

 

 

Medical storms brew and churn within

 

us all, each fought with pills and tonics

 

and even hocus-pocus cures. Why do we

 

choose to suffer disabling radiation

 

and chemotherapy and spend fortunes

 

to live for a few more months of misery?

 

What about relatives who must watch?

 

 

 

There seem to be no cures. We all know

 

these phenomena will continue to their

 

inevitable outcomes. All will end, none

 

deserving storms, internal or those

 

seeming to seek us out. Why do we continue

 

to be faithful to our angels on the shoulder?

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Bleak but very, very human. An existential cry in the widerness. Poignant and true.

 

Well done.

 

Juris

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Life it seems, is an ocean of problems where the young, fit and able will negotiate the surf with incessant energy. But the sad fact is : the majority of our brief life-spans, are spent just stood balancing on one metaphorical foot, waiting for someone, or something to push us over.....I agree with Juris. "Bleak but very human". Geoff.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Why do we continue
to be faithful to our angels on the shoulder?

 

Theological --and poetic-- wow. I will now have to go back and read some more leftist, liberation theology.

 

Also was moved by:

 

What about relatives who must watch?

 

Not sure about this being bleak, though. Not sugar coated, obviously.....maybe brutal? Keep writing, Paco.

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