Naming the Beauties
by Gary Hardaway
Implicit in each cell and star,
every particle and wave,
is the code of its own undoing-
the signature of God
to the saturating energies of time.
The house divides against itself
and falls in the fullness of time.
Flesh emerges and decays.
and squeezes what it gathers
into the something
else it's going to be.
From the churning flux of things,
choose the moments of awe
to carry with you as you fall apart.
While you can, name the beauties
born of everything's impermanence.