Edwin Xander

Edwin Xander Poems

1. Expression 10/17/2011
2. Convalescence Haiku 10/18/2011
3. Best Effort 11/1/2011
4. Collective Achievement 11/3/2011
5. Mortal Complications 10/21/2011

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Mortal Complications

“Simplicity is the essence of universality”—Mahatma Gandhi

So, you’re worried.
Worried about the future,
About what he or she will think
Of your name.
About what the world will relinquish
To your pocketbook.
Thousands in debt
To build a bigger log cabin,
Years of labor
To buy a shinier car,
Endless circle of work,
Of education, of hopes, of “dreams deferred”
For a smile, a look in the eye,
A few nights with champagne,
Or the quiet satisfaction
Of earthly domination.

On your mind,
“what do others think? ”
But what do you ...

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