Saturday in CinCity

You Are There

by Erica Jong

You are there.
You have always been
Even when you thought
you were climbing
you had already arrived.
Even when you were
breathing hard,
you were at rest.
Even then it was clear
you were there.

Not in our nature
to know what
is journey and what
Even if we knew
we would not admit.
Even if we lived
we would think
we were just

To live is to be
Certainty comes
at the end.


  1. Thank you for the poetic reminder. My life and welcome to it!

  2. So true...thanks!

    wv: knalling (what do you s'pose that means?)

  3. Journeys, arrivals... when does one know ? I guess I'm still living then because uncertainty is abundant, and growing, rather than diminishing with age and wisdom as I once thought it might...


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