Monday, May 23, 2011


It could happen any time, tornado,
earthquake, Armageddon. It could happen.
Or sunshine, love, salvation.

It could you know. That's why we wake
and look out--no guarantees
in this life.

But some bonuses, like morning,
like right now, like noon,
like evening.

by William Stafford
with grateful thanks to @kairuy who introduced me to Stafford's work today


The Divorcee said...

This takes my breath away.

Kcecelia said...

Beautiful. Don't know Stafford. Will find more of his work. I need the reminder to live in the present.