As If This Wild World

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic
A short poem inspired by the love for the present life.

Submitted: November 20, 2011

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As If

As if this wild world

were not enough,

we invent an afterlife

and call it heaven.

The starry nights,
the pileated woodpecker,
the scent of lilacs blowing
into the car window in spring,
the shell you pick up from the beach
when you are five,
the way you still hold her hand.

If not this, then what?


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