by Kevin T McEneaney
It’s the ups and downs that get your liver—
not the roller coaster of life’s events,
but sudden change when going up and down
which makes you feel life is metaphor
for Topsy-turvy, skewed realty
in plunge like waterfall thrashing headlong
or startling flight of eagle from bank side
tree limbs beside a quiet flowing creek:
the eagle soaring into distant blue,
and then the feeling: where does this leave you?
We praise an upward flight as comic thrill,
downward sinking being merely exit,
reminding us of our certain exit.
All anticipate the journey of up!