NPD Anthology 2002

 

 

Life Writes Itself
by Barbara Philips

life writes itself without words
without awkwardness, hesitation, or apologies
what happens is,exists
there is no going back
the moment is granite
waits to be discovered
later there are questions, musings
regrets, tears, laughter
but we stand sculpted
to be what we are
what we have come to be
we can only go
towards what we must be
it is for that we sing