Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Rob Schackne #97 - For Good

For Good

“One hundred and fifty thousand people die every day,” he continues. “And a lot of them have dinner plans.” Anthony Martin, Escape Artist

So, teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalms 90:12

                        for Janette Hoppe

Be it counsel against hating
the strong and clean and good
sunlight words with promise
admits our blood covers it all
and everyday shows us pain
it’s rotten and it’s desperate
can't be fixed, will never work
we die because there is no choice
we live to spite there is so little
teach us to number our moons
by the fine beeswarming of night
we'll figure it out, cost us nearly nothing
study evil till there's evil no more.


  1. So hard to study evil and feel hope.

    1. Ha. 63 years old and still an idealist. Of course, you're right, Bron. But maybe understanding it enough can detach this grip it has on us. I mean, how far has revulsion, disgust, anger, depression, apathy and pity gotten us?

  2. Love it! particularly 'teach us to number our moons/ by the fine beeswarming of night' what else is there to do?


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