..... poetry .....



"Keeping Score"

IT is an involuntary pastime
    that needs no coaxing,
    nor special training.
IT mistakenly insists that its vision of you
    has always been
    clear and unbiased.

And yet,
IT cannot hear the crackling sound of
    icicles on a front porch.
IT cannot feel the solar wind that gently glazes a
    face with eyes closed.
IT cannot sense the galactic pulsation of a
    newborn's heartbeat.

    the multitudes who YOU have touched,
    know nothing of your pre-occupation of
    Keeping Score.
For they are far too busy
    being blinded by
    Your Light.

August 2010




©2010, Michael Smolens & Heather Rogers