Monday, February 8, 2016

Into the Change

photo © Mark Butkus 2011

So here we go
Into the change,
Into the maelstrom,
Into that chaos, that unknown,
That duality, that reality,
All of that love and suffering,
Joy and sorrow
That comprises terrestrial existence.
Just as we have again and again.
Shall we resist the change
Or shall we embrace it?
I ask myself, what do I need to let go of?
What do I need to sacrifice to survive?
Shall I leave my pedestal willingly,
Surely not that,
This place I call safe,
Myself, my center, my home,
My importance, my illusion?
Or shall I be dragged away from it
Kicking and screaming
By the currents of time, of change,
Not knowing I shall always be
In that moment, that leap, exactly here,
In that eternity,
Whether I leap willingly, in faith,
or hang on to the past without hope.


— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories. 

Russell has three limited edition volumes of poetry — The Creator is the Devil, Heart of One and MotMots Emergency — available for purchase at his weekly Friday appearances at Hector's Corner Bar in Barra de Navidad. Copies are also available at Babalu's Café and Books in Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico.