Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Stunning Symmetry of Opposites

I thought this wasn’t enough.

I wasn’t terrified of death:
I was terrified that this was all there was
I was terrified that life might only be this
I was trying to survive on only one shore
Despite the waves carrying me relentlessly to the other

I didn’t understand that it’s enough just to be here

Today, I can’t find a difference between life and death
Life completes death, death completes life
The staggering completeness of it all, the stunning symmetry of opposites
There's black’s velvet comfort, white’s deep delight, such intimate exquisiteness
And nothing ever out of place

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

When You Let Life In

When you’re willing to give every single last thing

You’ll give up your bargaining, your frantic insisting
You’ll disband the border controls, dismantle the surveillance
And you’ll stop counting life in units of you

When you let life in
The door will open, and everything will hurt
so much that you’ll laugh helplessly

Open the door to love, and pain will come too
Open the door to pain, and love will inevitably follow