Rafael Campo


Health - Poem by Rafael Campo

While jogging on the treadmill at the gym,
that exercise in getting nowhere fast,
I realized we need a health pandemic.
Obesity writ large no more, Alzheimer's
forgotten, we could live carefree again.
We'd chant the painted shaman's sweaty oaths,
We'd kiss the awful relics of the saints,
we'd sip the bitter tea from twisted roots,
we'd listen to our grandmothers' advice.
We'd understand the moonlight's whispering.
We'd exercise by making love outside,
and afterwards, while thinking only of
how much we'd lived in just one moment's time,
forgive ourselves for wanting something more:
to praise the memory of long-lost need,
or not to live forever in a world
made painless by our incurable joy.


Comments about Health by Rafael Campo

  • Gajanan Mishra (11/23/2015 6:39:00 AM)


    wanting something more, good one.. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/23/2015 6:38:00 AM)


    Realizing need of health is fantastic. Very wise and interesting poem shared.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 23, 2015



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