Adapting to the changes of the year, month, day, hour, O!
You hold on tight to prevent flying off on a tangent.
But in time, life is so full you forget to regret
And instead smile at the sweetness of
Your being in the world.
You, too, change by the moment—
As your mind moves so does the pen in your hand,
The shape of your silence, the pace of your breathing—
And I know you have a new idea, revelation, discovery, O!
Greatness of spirit accompanies your progress in the world.
Written for a student who misses me and posted in Poetry Pantry #152 at Poets United.
Copyright © 2013 S.L.Chast