“Savoring Every Moment” (Poetry)

savoring every moment phoenix desertsong

I walked my walk 
to the bus stop this morning
savoring every split-second of it
as if it would be my last. 

But, I’m well aware 
I will traverse so many 
more miles on my own two feet
Still, today I bask 
in the comfortable warmth 
of splendid sunshine. 

It’s as if overnight
I’ve been given the key 
to access some 
sacred vault of the mind. 

Now it is as if 
the words and I 
will never again part
perhaps I now have 
truthfully found a way 
to skillfully merge the cold, 
hard intelligence and wisdom 
with the burning passion 

so overpowering in me. 

It’s as if I have 
been chosen to be 
the narrator of something grand
a story not entirely my own 

I’m such a small object 
in the grand scheme 
of All Things. In me, 
I feel the ability to log 
the Rhythms of this World
in elegant prose and verse

I’m witnessing a story
of epic proportions
and now I must once 
again try to go about 
the Everyday and not 
let it affect me in 
any negative way. 
In the hope for peace 

In our times, I recess.

~ Phoenix <3

(originally written in 2005, translated to free verse August 9, 2020)

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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