Advent poems 20: Humankind, by Kerry Hardie

Humankind

We carry the trust.
It was not imposed on us,
nor are we heedless.

Sometimes the stillness stands in the woods
and lies on the lake. We move like drowned beings
through clouded waters.

Sometimes we wake to spent leaves
blowing about in the yard. A door bangs.
A woman – vigorous – shakes a rug into the wind.

The red dog shudders and rises and listens.
Uncertain light shines in the grasses.
Wealth sits in inner rooms, staring.

These are our days.
Walk them.
Fear nothing.

Kerry Hardie

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for this. I like the last three lines especially. I am trying to live in the present moment, leaving all the bad stuff etc to unfold and taking a step or corner at a time. best wishes, Jeremy

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