are you a life force?

by Kitty Boots

do you keep pushing, keep hoping
do you do a good deed every day (well, at least most of the time!)
are your thoughts pure? (well, there are exceptions!)

are you afraid sometimes, in the night, in the wind
as it beats down your maelstrom thoughts
and crashes a branch through your dreams?

as you walk masked, do you miss the smiles?
do you cry for just yourself, or do you think of others?

has the burial of the dead become abbreviated?
is your mourning as such?

are your signs truly consistent with your feelings?
do you feel like oil and water,
better to be on top?

on top of what?
we grapple
we believe