Hard Times Trail, NC


everything is the same

nothing is the same



same heart, mind, and soul

same body, face, and eyes

same family, job, and home

same sun, moon, and stars


nothing is the same:

not heart, mind, or soul

body, face, or eyes

family, job, or home

sun, moon, or stars


similar, in some cases

in some cases, not

subtle, in some cases

in some cases, drastic

known, in some cases

in some cases, mysterious

now wondering if anything can ever truly be the same

or if anything can every truly not be the same

or whether there’s any difference

if everything is somehow already perfect

everything is the same

2 thoughts on “everything is the same

  • September 8, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I read an interesting contrast in the poem that is of a completely disconnected and simply observing/inquisitive observer and that of a hyper-connected in emotionally laden reflector. I do not read a lot of poetry, but I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing.

    • September 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Thank you Drew! Sometimes I write poetry when I am working on conflicting sensibilities. Poetry allows me to express ambivalence and even complete contradiction in ways that other genres doesnt. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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