Monday, February 11, 2008

No News is Good News

When they are off and away,
we pray for good news,
but more than that,
we pray for no news,
knowing when silence prevails,
they are all right.

The phone rings and we jump,
relieved that it is not bad news,
but rather relieved to hear someone
who doesn't want to sell anything,
who just wants to do a survey.

We want to be there,
at their beck and call
but know deep in our hearts
that they need to explore another world
now that they have conquered ours.

Who said that life was easy,
devoid of anticipation and suffering?
Who said that life was permanent,
and that all would play out
according to Hoyle?

Not me, said the frog.


Anonymous said...

A true gem!

Anonymous said...

Yes, isn't that the truth.

Linda T.

Who's in the world?

Xiushan said, "What can you do about the world?" Dizang said, "What do you call the world?"