Life Goes On


The name of a television

Show, I think,

As well as an old saying


And it does—

Life does go on, that is


Like one, unending sentence

Written and read

Throughout the years


An Edgar Poe-like sentence;

He could write a sentence

That would take up a page

And be no less fascinating


For the length and, what

Turned out, the breadth


A single-sentence life,

Broken up with punctuation


A question mark when

There is doubt, an

Exclamation point when

And where

Something needs affirming


Say, a celebration


A period when things must

Stop for a while, tragedy

Or wonder of accomplishment


Today is a comma

A pause