5 Pastels – 5

How easy to mock,
Other people’s priorities.

But a taste for beauty and order
Isn’t really a thing to mock —

For much in life is terrible or chaotic,
And even more is, in the last analysis,
Problematic, and unsolvable.

So, those who add something
To peace, or joy, or wellbeing,
Are among

The angels

5 Pastels – 3

living in a city
can be the ultimate
love / hate relationship —
for little else in life
can simultaneously give you energy
and sap you of it at the same time.

it is equal parts
splendor and squalor,
joyfulness and misery,
brotherhood and animus.

but in the light of a beautiful morning,
both sides of the city, in reflection,
seem to just represent

life