I lived an unintended 
youth, desperate
to flee never spoken of
darkness, stealing 
rebellious moments alone
like a shifty vagrant
anonymously silhouetted
against monochrome grey,
raggedly convex
I outlasted them all—they
who would have broken me,
no better future for
those who might still try,
my once splintered soul  
kintsukuroi masterpiece
avowing my eternity.
                         I know the why
                         of gratitude.


© Rob Taylor, 2020

“The consciousness of a human being is a completed whole, but also an indispensable and inseparable element of the unified consciousness of the human species. Human consciousness enables the eternal communion with all knowledge present in creation.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 109). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.