Give and Take

This is a bit of a rough draft piece-in-progress, but thought I would go ahead and share it.

Give and Take

take a step outside
feel concrete pulse
beneath your feet
as it takes
away the ground

you are no
longer standing on
mother but man
you touch the
pavement that takes
you away from
the connection that
has always been
there inside you

look around you
what do see
but pain and
beauty mixed together
homelessness on the
corner of suburbia

ocean waves curl
pounds of trash
on the shore
the sun shines
on rotting ecosystems

there is no
good or bad
it simply just
is the now
you can have
no good without
bad and no
bad without good
it simply is
give and take

so step outside
enjoy the present
realize that everything
is happening now

Be free in the present,

Trace Maddox

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