Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Veneer

Here’s to new beginnings

To the friendships that will come

To those now left by the wayside

Necessarily disposed, there is no controlling

Destiny will have its way

Time will continue its unraveling

Precious life disintegrates

What time do I really spend with another

Five minutes before the movie

Five minutes after,

one moment of earnest interest

Once every month or so,

do I live or simply,

Peer into the veneer of this profundity

Which my brief existence can never touch