Impermanent Crossings II

Mariposa  by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Butterflies are white and blue
In this field we wander through.
Suffer me to take your hand.
Death comes in a day or two.
All the things we ever knew
Will be ashes in that hour,
Mark the transient butterfly,
How he hangs upon the flower.
Suffer me to take your hand.
Suffer me to cherish you
Till the dawn is in the sky.
Whether I be false or true,
Death comes in a day or two.

Impermanent Crossings II
by Carmen H Gray

One fleeting moment arises
The hours breathing lightly
With tranquility
Or heavily sighing
With strife
The hours opening exquisitely
With beauty
Or resisting obstinately
To Life
A day begins and ends
The indifferent world revolves
All the passages in between
All the hours that dissolve
Into the minutes of our lives
And the moments yet unseen
Are yours to capture
Or yours to waste
The impermanent crossings
We pass through 
In this time and place








Choices

The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

One we all know, one we all read meaning into our own, individual lives: the paths we choose to take, the paths we choose to leave behind.  If there were a means to live this one life in multiple ways in infinite parallels, what a life that would be instead of a crude existence of limits.  But, there is a way, and it is only in relinquishing the self-imposed confinement that you can open yourself up to the myriad possibilities available.