Public Art in Dallas: The Eye, photo by M D Mikus, Copyright 2014
On the other side of darkness
the past looks far away,
and if I didn’t know better,
Live in the now,
isn’t that what they say?
I agree mostly and also intend
to remember my lessons:
not to repeat same old mistakes,
not to let the unconscious pilot the course,
to remember to breathe,
to always be kind and
to forgive, every day forgive
imperfection. For here we learn
by being in form, subject to complex patterns
we cannot sense or anticipate.
If we were perfect—
which we are somewhere—
what would be the point of
choosing to go to Earth-school?
As long as we are here—
those numbered precious days,
those rare allotted minutes—
we have work to do.
Get on with it.
Margaret Dubay Mikus
From Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing.
And Transcending Boundaries: Inspired by Eric Whitacre and Virtual Choir.
Listen here: https://youtu.be/E1vMFwdGa_E
Today it was hard to convince myself that making these videos matters. It seemed that anything I can do is insignificant in the face of massive challenges and national upheaval. Yet…none of us is alone. We inspire each other. We each do our part, right? When I considered not recording, I felt heavier, less hopeful. Maybe that is enough of a reason: to feel lighter, to hope, and perhaps inspire hope. For these few moments, let us demonstrate resilience…together. I am grateful for your presence.
Eye in Daylight, Dallas, photo by M D Mikus, Copyright 2014
For more poem videos in the series
THROWN AGAIN into the FRAZZLE MACHINE: Poems of Grace, Hope, and Healing
Transcending Boundaries: Inspired by Eric Whitacre and Virtual Choir