Monday, October 8, 2012

Surprised by What Doesn't Last

We build one impermanence
on top of another impermanence
like layers of sedimentary rock.

New houses on top of old houses.
New farms on top of old farms.
New towns on top of old towns.
New nations on top of old nations.
New civilizations on top of old civilizations.

And still, change surprises us.

1 comment:

Dr. Mike said...

Erosion Day

Set sail against rock,
Against burning star, and grasp
Thumb with baby hands.

Disposable Haiku October 8, 2012]
Dr, Mike