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A busy city,

Far from home.

Onrushing,

The teeming crowd,

A tsunami of sorts.

And as you walk on into the melee,

As it comes to you,

For the briefest, sweetest of moments

To catch the eye,

To share a smile,

To touch the soul of a stranger

You may never see again.

This is as it should be.

The often cavernously empty

Business of life will always

Occasionally be overwhelmed by truth.

For the restless soul hungers for such moorings,

Such absolute points of recognition

Gifted by love,

By light shared with others.

But such chances come and go so suddenly

That what was once so recent, so vivid

Already seems so distant and long ago.

What then,

If not still true to your heart?

Only swamped I fear.

Lost on a surging tide,

Swept back to faceless oblivion,

To the ruin of indifference to start again…

© Scott Hastie 2012. All rights reserved.

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3 thoughts on “untitled

  1. Robyn Lee says:

    “To touch the soul of a stranger
    You may never see again.
    This is as it should be.
    The often cavernously empty
    Business of life will always
    Occasionally be overwhelmed by truth.
    For the restless soul hungers for such moorings,
    Such absolute points of recognition
    Gifted by love,
    By light shared with others.”

    Oh my Scott …. I think about just this all the time… it is those moments when the “business of life” is touched by truth that makes being alive mean so much … I do think the soul hungers for these moments – these gifts as you say perfectly here — This is stunning!!!
    Thank you! ~ RL

  2. Robyn Lee says:

    I might add that I wish we never had to get lost again — ride that surging tide that takes us back to ‘indifference’ ~ if only!

  3. Thank you Robyn – such resonances are what we live for…

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