The Many Things That Went Right

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The many things that went right with my life said “remember us, the thousands of daily things that went smoothly and without a fuss while you gaily got on with life, giving hardly a thought to our constant hard work that gifted you with an easy living?” and I said “yes, I remember you, though I’m sure I’ll never know …

Universal Measure

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Every grain of sand counted ‘till time runs out; that’s how many. Every star counted ‘till shadows end; that’s how vast. Every living thing counted ‘till home they come; that’s how loved. © Joshua Bond 2014   LISTEN TO THE POEM NOW

The Fire

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I put the fire upon the scales to solve a mystery of how a thing that has no weight can act so forcefully I put the fire upon the scales and turned the dial around to try and find the perfect note which registered its sound I put the fire upon the scales when up the flames they leapt consumed …