It could have happened.It had to happen.It happened earlier. Later.Nearer. Farther off.It happened, but not to you.You were saved because you were the first.You were saved because you were the last.Alone. With others.On the right. The left.Because it was raining. Because of the shade.Because the day was sunny.You were in luck -- there was a forest.You were in luck -- there were no trees.You were in luck -- a rake, a hook, a beam, a brake,A jamb, a turn, a quarter inch, an instant...So you're here? Still dizzy fromanother dodge, close shave, reprieve?One hole in the net and you slipped through?I couldn't be more shocked orspeechless.Listen,how your heart pounds inside me.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
'How your heart pounds inside me'
-- Wislawa Szymborska, from the Polish