By Increments

little by little
the cracks appear
in the foundation
caused by each
       later, not now

little by little
ivy chokes the walls
of the house you built
nurtured by each
       when I have time

little by little
spider webs darken the light
of the home you know
induced by each
       maybe never

step by step
what was grown
       breaks down
what was built
       crumbles

until all that’s left
are the ruins of
       should have and if

We are
       the custodians of our fate
       the caretakers of our destiny
       the stewards of our life

The time is always
       Now

We make it

happen

or not

By Increments

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Observation… even big cities are turned into ruins step by step…

Illustration to go with the poem:

By Increments – SP
by Sybille Sterk


MCN: C65HX-DGJP6-VFRBU

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