There's this awesome app from The Poetry Foundation - you go to the app, hit "spin," and they share a bunch of poems.
Today I was intrigued by "Plucking Your Eyebrows" by Kabir. And inspired.
This is for couples out there - lovers, parents, children, BFF's. Acceptance. Smiling, amused acceptance.
Thinking today of the awesome songwriter, Jose Luis Pagan - so happy in his wedding pix. Happy Birthday - or rather, Feliz Cumpleanos!
Sniffing your sneakers
Inspecting your angry toenails
As if seeking confirmation
That life is a losing battle
Against decay and decline.
My watching doesn’t deter
You know I love you anyway (because?)
I’m not her.
Your Virgo to my Sag.
I maximize, you minimize
Not exactly oil and water
But not peas in a pod.
Opposites may attract – but do they endure?
Sniffing my armpits
Examining my web of crows’ feet
As if offering affirmation
That life need not reduced to a battle.
I embrace your decay, as I embrace mine.