Whatever It Is

By Wendy Videlock

One calls it the opening
another says

the softening

another would say
it’s a weakening

another yet

a strengthening

whatever it is
it’s a fleeting thing

freeze thaw

freeze thaw

spring fall
spring fall

this is the learning
this is the law

of paradox, of soul
of spring
and fall

of endless rue
and endless awe

of freeze thaw
freeze thaw.