Saturday, December 22, 2012

More Gratitude for Sarah Kay

"So, I write poems to figure things out. Sometimes, the only way I know how to work through something is by writing a poem." - Sarah Kay

End of her poem, "Hiroshima":

When I meet you, in that moment, 
I'm no longer a part of your future. 
I start quickly becoming part of your past. 
But in that instant, I get to share your present. 

And you, you get to share mine. 
And that is the greatest present of all. 
So if you tell me I can do the impossible, 
I'll probably laugh at you. 

I don't know if I can change the world yet, 
because I don't know that much about it -- 
and I don't know that much about reincarnation either, 
but if you make me laugh hard enough, 
sometimes I forget what century I'm in. 

This isn't my first time here. 
This isn't my last time here. 
These aren't the last words I'll share. 
But just in case, I'm trying my hardest to get it right this time around.

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