the willing

It is the human condition, the
inertial complacency to remain
locked into position, stabbed
into soft ground, a placeholder
for the rest of our living


living breathing moving seeing
acting achieving creating receiving
deleting freeing bleeding retrieving
and meeting meeting meeting


acts of intent, of desire, want
and cannot be done from the
seated position, the waiting position
the never-mind-I can’t-be-bothered
position, they are


best left to the willing; the wanting,
the fearless and fearful, the odd
and the normal but the willing part
the essence the trigger the thing
that pushes us


is non-negotiable, dyed in the
wool, and an integral stain on the
human heart, we cannot live, really
live (not like the TV us) if we’re


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