Posts Tagged ‘existence’

this tender box of bone and skin

January 5, 2019

The thousand natural shocks that flesh
is heir to
are there to
remind you
you’re alive

every cut
and every kiss
says you’re real
and you exist

This dappled world we’re living in
this tender box
of bone
and skin

every cut
and every kiss
says you’re real
and you exist

by Richard W. Bray

Existence

August 1, 2012

No love without oblivion
No courage without selfishness
No thought without sensation
No compassion without smugness
No meaning without death

It’s nothing you can bargain for
There’s just one dish to choose
You take it or you leave it
Just one way to refuse

by Richard W. Bray