Monday, April 03, 2017

Keep Moving

If you keep moving,
and do not stay 
anywhere too long-

you'll resist roots,
which are only 
more things 
that keep you bound 
to an illusion
that there is something 
worth being bound to
or for.

If you keep moving,
more and more
you'll grow 
weary of the ritual:

unpacking,
questioning, 
finding a storage spot, 
and then,
eventually
picking it all up,
repacking,
and moving 
to new location,
beginning all over again.

But,
carry forward 
memories in your heart,
facts in your mind,
music in your torso,
caresses in your fingertips.

these are 
the only things worth
keeping,
the only things 
of value.

Anything more,
and you're just 
a pack rat.

2 comments:

  1. Amen, brother. Preach it. ;)

    I LOVE this section:
    "But,
    carry forward
    memories in your heart,
    facts in your mind,
    music in your torso,
    caresses in your fingertips."

    Soooo right on.

    That ending is shebang, yo. Awesome, awesome piece and message.

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  2. the older I get, the fewer things I want, and the more I cherish memory ~

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