December 17, 2013

Alan Fox

SAMUI BREEZE

The motorbike putt-putts,
diminishing in the afternoon.

The woman sings
from the comfort of a radio.

The ship turns slowly,
slowly on the tide.

All is well.
All is always, always well.

* * *

THE MOMENT

Because we can
from time we borrow

tethered joy
from tomorrow

I know that bliss
is only this—

and sweeting always
such part sorrow

from Rattle #40, Summer 2013

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Alan Fox: “Experiencing a change of life at 73 years old? You bet. I feel a difference, and I’m not going to waste my next twenty years running in the same place. I’ve lost 50 pounds, become serious about yoga and moving gracefully, and focused on writing more than business. World, here I come.” (peopletoolsbook.com)

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