a poem: your whole life lives in this moment.

will you

for this moment

taste the sweetness of your tea as it fills your mouth

and in the warmth

not borrow anything from tomorrow, or even the rest of your life

not even joy

will you receive the firm lip of the cup as it curves—allow your soft mouth to fully know this moment

only this one

the gift of it

that in this one little moment, you are still breathing

still quietly pulsing

with life.

— your whole life lives in this moment

© Liezel Graham 2020.

Image by Kien Do

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Life is a series of moments.

Some are lovely, but others are as hard as nails and sometimes they run into each other and never seem to end.

But they do.

And I know the temptation to borrow from tomorrow, or the rest of my life—as I see it mapped out, but of course one cannot borrow what one can’t see.

Your whole life lives in this one little moment.

Think back with love, with joy, with fondness, with relief, on the moments that are gone, but hold this one in your hands as what is real right now.

x

Image by Kien Do.

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