Living Twice

Though the world teems with small deaths
We stand in each moment
As if it were solid
A vast sun lit field
We could own
Return to

Everything we know is gone
Before we know

But look
Turning to face the darkness
We live twice

Alan Cohen was a poet before beginning his career as a Primary Care MD, teacher, and manager, and has been living a full and varied life. He has been writing poems for 60 years and is beginning now to share some of his discoveries. He’s been married to Anita for 41 years, and they’ve been in Eugene, OR these past 11. Read other articles by Alan.