And This, Too, Shall Pass Away

    the state of man: inconstancy, boredom, anxiety.
     – Blaise Pascal

there are days
i feel i am
far too familiar
with simply existing
and too much a stranger to life.

and there are nights
i wake and
cannot wait
another minute for the day.

then there are times
it seems this road
i’m on goes
on and on forever;
never ends . . .
never ends . . .

but though the journey
continues as if here it were everlasting –
walking with my head bowed low,
i know better.

 – Jerry Dan Deutschendorf