Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Open Gate

The open gate
Seems to say, "This way!"
But the only thing it will ever be able to do
Is close.

The bottle of wine
Is inviting and bright
But the only thing it can ever become
Is empty.

The day arrives
With heart and mind of light,
But it can only ever end
In darkness.

Come to the gate.
Bring some wine.
Then turn away
And say goodbye.

9 comments:

Marty said...

The bottle of wine
Is inviting and bright
But the only thing it can ever become
Is empty.


Too true...

been missing you!

Kelly Dickson said...

~smiles~ can it also say, bye for now, come again, sometime? ;-) sweet and poignant...

Kx

kimmirich said...

Very nice -- poignant piece, thank you for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

Red or white?

I've missed your words!

Riot Kitty said...

Oh, sad! And "Today" is playing - how fitting.

Grace DeWitt said...

Sad but in a good way, I like how you tied everything together, it's like the glass is half empty in every situation.

After The Blackbird Sings said...

Deep.

Fireblossom said...

Aw, thanks Marty, I'm back.

Maybe so, K. Thanks for stopping in. :-)

Thanks, Kimmi. :-)

Both, maybe? Nice to hear I was missed. or at least the words were. ;-)

Riot Kittyyyyyyyyyyy :-)

Grace and Blackbird, thanks!

Jannie Funster said...

You on a real creativity roll, methinks!