All That Really Matters

a perpetual stranger

traveling down 

this dark and narrow, twisted trip

of blissful contradiction 

with heart wide open


absorbing all this life 

has to give while

wandering the razor's edge

in peace and harmony


ever so thankful

for wounds that sting 

and the laughter that heals


in all these many years

I've never lost faith

that each step

brings us closer 

to that place of perfect completeness


where we wake up in wisdom

to cast all aside

all of our favorite demons

and finally realize

that love is all that really matters.