S.A. Griffin

success and failure
ride the same rail
visit the same
small towns and big cities
full of rise and fall
seeded with
genius and despair

full of practice
endless practice
banging away
eager trigger finger of love
itching at existence

life and love ride the same rail
whole and holy brilliant
waiting for breaks
beneath the same yellow sun
the big breaks
the small

but there are no
big or little breaks
just breaks
full of failure and success
rise and fall
irrepressible blossoms of
genius and despair

and after having spent
whatever it is you've got
riding the rail
your mirror
shattered by choices
all looking back at you
there you shall rest
endlessly broken

where life answers life
and love is a butterfly

S.A. Griffin lives, loves and works in Los Angeles.