I connected with you but you never knew,
all hundred of you.
Did you ever feel a light tickle on your neck or a
tap on the shoulder?
That was me just saying hello.
Much the distant spectator
string in hand, held tight to the kite of you
as you danced in the wind.
I either smiled, laughed, or cried
just a bit, soaking up
the moment that you offered
Until I simply decided to let go
to watch you escape into
By Philip Wardlow 2019
People either embrace the feels
or they fight against it.
Neither is wrong, and neither is
It’s all just timing and circumstance.
Want or Need. Fight or Flight.
There is a glitch in us, for or
against, for whatever reason
we deem important in that slice
of time that it demands it of us.
We move mountains to attain it
or disengage from even the remoteness
of it happening in a flicker of an eyelash.
Fear and anxiety wells up within us
or an earnestness and compulsion
pulls us like a loadstone to the beautiful source
I have seen it in others…I have felt it from others
I have felt it in me.
You can do nothing to fight it.
Simple avoid or engage.
Yet, you need the feels in either aspect, in
the positive or the negative
in order to engage in life,
to be functional
You need that connection to the what-if
of the word or the now of it.
That connection no matter how
tenuous or deep meaning.
You choose your poison in the
dosage you yourself dole out.
I will choose my own and perhaps
we will in a future time
our wills coincide.
By Philip Wardlow 2017