Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jack Scott writes

This Is a Poem. 

It is for you.

It didn’t exist before this moment 

at any time before
anywhere in all of space. 

It is a poem for you 
who did not ever exist 
in all of time and space 
until you became uniquely what you are 
from all that has ever been.

You are inevitable. 

You had to happen. 
There was no other way. 
There is no other you. 
The universe could not possibly be what it is 
unless you are in it 
as you are. 
You are not incident in an accidental universe. 
Knowing you is not, for me, an accident.

Loving you is the natural unfolding, 

the consequence of knowing you, 
of the steps our meeting took. 
I do not know what lies ahead 
any more than I knew in the past 
what now will be for us.

There are consequences for all things, 

including love. 
One of them is pain, 
despite all its pleasures and rewards. 
Sometimes that pain simply follows love
as death replaces life. 

Sometimes it’s just mixed in like PB&J 
in the jar of life.

I was and am 

open to loving you 
and being loved by you. 
That loving is precious and valuable. 
 It is clearly what I will miss the most and mourn 
when I let go of life.

This is just a poem, words, a thank you note 

for saying “I do” to all those touching things 
that added so much to my life 
and heart and soul. 
and letting me say them as well to you 
with no regrets ever, 
only love and gratitude.
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 Peanut Butter and Jelly -- Paul Franklin

1 comment:

  1. A PB&J is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If the peanut butter is not spread on each slice of bread, the sandwich will become soggy if it's left too long to sit. Peanut butter was originally paired with a diverse set of foods, such as pimento, nasturtium, cheese, celery, watercress, and toasted crackers. Julia Davis Chandler made the first reference to peanut butter paired with jelly on bread in the "Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics" in 1901 but the combination became popular across class lines as the price of peanut butter dropped. Manufacturers began adding sugar to peanut butter in the 1920s, making the sandwich popular among kids. A 2002 survey showed the average American will eat 1,500 of these sandwiches before high school graduation.


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