Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “Transience” by Callie Koeval. Miss Koeval is a high school student living in North Carolina. Aside from reading and writing poetry, she enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and spending time with friends.
A fleeting existence of youth;
there is no time in all the world
that will not wane and fade as well--
the best of which have yet to be.
I'm bleeding on your coattails now
from following through everything,
made your endeavors those of mine
by breaking bones and aching feet.
My limited endurance of
a ceaseless, mundane transience
will see the changing of the tides
so long as I have will to learn.
Poet’s Notes: I wrote this piece feeling the constancy of my life and my dependency upon the people and things in it. So when I worry, as I often do, that my time on earth will be insignificant, all I can do is write about it.
Editor’s Note: I like the dark tone and subtle feminist subtext. Reminded me a bit of Sylvia Plath.