Blameless Hurried Follies
Sins and whims follow swift currents.
(errors in delight move faster than light)
Skipper and passenger, in myriad murmurs,
(Mind and heart argue and fight)
blame the sinking of the soul, in all events,
(each acknowledging neither is right)
On their leaning, to close to the brim.
(capsizing the balance of each other’s sight)
Their voyage unable to transcend the peak of the waves,
(oh, but their argument will not let them sleep)
float to the bottom in lifeless bubbles;
(with promises and assurances unable to keep)
seeking passage without having to pay.
(Feeling blameless, wolf’s victim as sheep)
For neither the price, nor for the rescue or salvage.
(follies, human salvation, shallow as deep)
“…Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.”
A Psalm of life
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow