THE WAY IT IS
by William Stafford
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread
This is the 12th anniversary of my liver transplant.
I have now lived some 4, 380 days more than I would have done at any other time in history.
In the midst of dark times, it is important to remember donors, partners, friends, professionals who save lives.
And enable us to hold on to the thread….