I Dared

my hundred years

              never seemed
              a likely script,
being home
                                means I live
       or die another
                  sleepless night
on the streets—
               too many hardships
               have littered my passage
through this
                     I recall
more faces
                                  than I forget,
               but dreams
               have receded from
                                 maybe it was
        just fiction—
                      my life
                is not a softly
               running stream,
I dared
                                 the gods


© Rob Taylor, 2020

“As each moment progresses, the human being must answer the two quintessential questions: Which forms of influence will dominate me? To which forms of influence will I contribute?”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 43). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.