This too shall pass

This too shall pass
as it always does, as it always will be
this too shall pass and I'm still stuck
the dripping sweat from the street vendor shines
and I seat here
on the steps
on your steps.

This too shall pass
they say that
And it does
It passes through our narrow memories
through that little dog salivating before your presence
this too shall pass and I can't find my keys
my hands
my past
my old notebook filled with fun trips and regrets.

This too shall pass, said another old man
he said it to all of us
again and again, "this too shall pass young squire".

 If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”

If this too shall pass, I wanna be awake
aware, collected and firm
but I'm not.