Gravity

Gravity brooks no
resistance for long
just ask the juggler
whose timing went wrong
the fallen come
to a sudden stop
why pyramids have
their points on top

Down the dead end we
consider what has occurred
that put us here
and what we once were
before gravity showed us
who was the boss
leaving us among
the shards of our loss

Somewhere nearby
the traffic still flows
and if we can find
our get up and go
we may still rise
on these broken wings
to find a place
and a reason to sing

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Less Than Clear

Starting over sometimes
seems to be the best course
though there’s often no time
to return to the source
where you’d only rediscover
the joys of discovery
I guess that’s why we have
this thing we call memory

Even if you’re thinking
that you’ve seen it all
it’s important to get up
after every fall
each song contains the seeds
of a new verse
if we keep singing
we’ll make the devil curse

from pleasant surprises
to dire certainties
what keeps us going
are the possibilities
never over til it’s over
even then it’s unclear
if it’s an ending, or a beginning
that we really fear.

Slow Learner

It was a golden time
I was a fool
kept thinking I
could make my own rules
Life just laughed
and slapped me down
don’t even remember
hitting the ground

I’m a slow learner
so I tried some more
Life keeps knocking me
back on the floor
when I catch my breath
probably try again
sooner or later
I’m bound to win

Maybe when they carry
me out on a board
and God provides me
my reward

Less Than Clear

Starting over sometimes
seems to be the best course
though there’s often no time
to return to the source
where you’d only rediscover
the joys of discovery
I guess that’s why we have
this thing we call memory

Even if you’re thinking
that you’ve seen it all
it’s important to get up
after every fall
each song contains the seeds
of a new verse
if we keep singing
we’ll make the devil curse

from pleasant surprises
to dire certainties
what keeps us going
are the possibilities
never over til it’s over
even then it’s unclear
if it’s an ending, or a beginning
that we really fear.