Passing Through

Between myth
And metaphor
We find the path to truth
Past the staid moorings
Of our nature
Beyond the foaming tides
Of youth
Chained to the mire
Of slow progress
And the disintegrating
Fabric of time
Where moments melt
Into the wounds of passing
And the constant tempo
Of sun and stars
Ticks down the mystery
Of our leaving

John Drudge is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of two books of poetry: “March” and “The Seasons of Us” (both published in 2019). His work has appeared in the Arlington Literary Journal, The Rye Whiskey Review, Poetica Review, Drinkers Only, Literary Yard, The Alien Buddha Press, Montreal Writes, Mad Swirl, La Picoletta Barca Literary Journal Cambridge University, The Avocet, Sparks of Caliope, Harbinger Asylum, Black Coffee Review, Setu Magazine, The Ekphrastic Review, and the Adelaide Literary Magazine. John is a Pushcart Prize nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.