Sunflower Seed Or Another

When such planted roots thrive or fail: either
May mean putting things behind, where utter
Power of circumstance stabilizes
Erratic behaviors—the products of
Organic life in which conclusions come
Of uncomplicated themes, as when may
Be the pure rise of a sunflower grown
Only as the dropped discard of a meal
Seed—along a bird’s way, by no more than
Happenstance! This is its natural life.

Each one same, for hearts resist dispersion:
Root along familiar ground, in so doing
Little to nurture uniqueness: thus an
Evermore state, robust or idle. One’s
Vague while the other seems stable
Thus the gamble of a finite life.




Getting Back to Reason

Careful journey, step by step
mindful—unexpected turns
keep what’s earned, remain
strike balance, be reason 
continue, persist
grounded by confidence in
trust, faith, certainty
conviction ever yours as
theirs: strange territory
not a stomping ground

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