Saturday, April 12, 2014

Headline Poem 4/12/14 -- Weightless

Surfline near Humboldt State  (Photo credit surf line.com)

I read this article about the horrible bus crash that occurred while students were on their way to visit Humboldt State University, one of my alma maters. The situation is so sad, and ten people have passed away. The tragedy has me reflecting on many things -- the juggling of normalcy and disaster, the way different people deal with something like this, the university and town of Arcata, small, isolated, unique, and coping, and the last line, "you could see the love..." It makes me think about life for all of us -- wondering what will be next, how the weight of burdens will be handled, understanding that there is no right way to deal with what comes our way, and that each day is a new day. 

Weightless

The weight is
released. free
to let go, or move on
to stay,  
to not know.
there is no stress
to guess
at what is next.
today is Saturday.
weightless, 
I rest.