This Is Honesty

Observe,
Discover,
Experience,
Learn,
Grow,
Live,
Before the closing
Of weary eyes.

For we are who
We are, what we are –
It is some kind
Of ethereal.

And then we
Are no more –
As if to have
Been wholly surreal.

What, then, is mourning?

Call this morbid,
Feign honesty.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “This Is Honesty

  1. Last week B sat down long-faced and asked if anyone close to me had ever died. He said K had been “pretty close” (I didn’t know since I don’t get all the updates). In any case, I told him it was morbid to be so distraught over someone almost dying when they haven’t died, that we all die, and that this is life and “it is what it is”. He replied that I was being morbid. I countered by saying it’s the furthest from such since it is honesty. There’s no sense in being dejected about something that happens to everyone or pushing it out of thought as if it couldn’t happen. So that’s the essence of the last line – calling a spade a spade can’t be anything but honesty.

    Like

  2. Thank you.

    Intense emotion resulting from emotional impact. I’d say B was doing the healthy thing by sitting down and talking about it. Hope it helped him get his feet back under him.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s