© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
It All Falls Down
Eventually it all falls down, you know:
the sturdiest structure,
the most vigilant defense.
Time works its quiet way with no thought
no respect for craftsmanship,
no indulgence for care.
Small chinks appear, you see –
or no, you don’t, actually –
growing, spreading unobserved,
unnoticed ‘til decay takes hold
and there’s not a thing to do to stop it.
We stack our goodness into heaps,
our strength shored up and hoarded
for the storm with hope that these
will hold us through our passage.
Building is the dream,
saving is the safeguard,
living is the journey,
but Time is always stronger
and eventually it all falls down.
© 2011 RC deWinter
Digital oils; rural Smithers, BC, Canada
landscape from a photograph by friend and
artist Constance Widen.
Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 2, Xero, Akvis Oils
Original Photo: Thank you, Constance!