transition

Rembrandt Prodigal

Rembrandt

grating
rasping
fretfully
gasping

surviving
hoping
reviving
coping

praying
seeking
anxiously
speaking

soberly
waiting
patience
abating

calmly
calling
countenance
unfalling

comforted
loved
peace from
above

(c) 2016 rickjstassi

uncertainty

1890-wheatfield-with-crows-is-a-july-1890-painting-by-vincent-van-gogh

van gogh

it is unsettling
in this moment
that i should be
vain in thought.
is contentment
water’s stagnating
and air’s staleness?
or maybe this is
a time to breathe
and prepare for
the approaching
breeze held aloft
by summer’s warmth
pushed by spring’s
uncertainty.

(c) 2016 rickjstassi