A Soulless Existence & Other Thoughts: Poetry


And the world
was one thing,
Indelible, indivisible
Something insatiable
That she couldn’t even
Bother with unless she
Opened her eyes and
Wondered if she were dreaming
 ~
So the thought
Crosses the mind
Like bliss unrealized
In another mechanism
That no one knew
Before time was immortal
 ~
If we asked each other
Whether or not we wanted
To be here,
Sometimes the answer
Would be no
 ~
Isn't it something that
Motherhood
Is the only occupation
Of such vital importance,
Of such unimagined sacrifice
And yet the payment
Is measured in love?
~
 So we ask ourselves
The inevitable question
Of whether work is enough,
Of whether love is enough
And then we each take our
Turns in denying that
Love is the answer.
~
 From day one,
They teach you to go
After a material prize
But nowhere do they
Explain the limitless
Disappointment
One finds in living
A soulless existence.

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