Nov 14
Things are so hard to figure outwhen you live from day to dayin this feverish and silly world.The road is life.What’s in store for mein the directionI don’t take?Let nature do the freezingand frighteningand isolating in this world.Let men work and love and fight it offMy witnessis the empty sky.On soft Spring nightsI’ll stand in the yardunder the stars -Something goodwill come out of all things yet -And it will be goldenand eternal just like that -There’s no needto say another word.Maybe that’s what life is…a wink of the eye and winking stars.One dayI will find the right words,and they will be simple.—Jack Kerouac

Things are so hard to figure out
when you live from day to day
in this feverish and silly world.

The road is life.
What’s in store for me
in the direction
I don’t take?

Let nature do the freezing
and frightening
and isolating in this world.
Let men work and love and fight it off

My witness
is the empty sky.

On soft Spring nights
I’ll stand in the yard
under the stars -
Something good
will come out of all things yet -
And it will be golden
and eternal just like that -
There’s no need
to say another word.

Maybe that’s what life is…
a wink of the eye and winking stars.

One day
I will find the right words,
and they will be simple.

—Jack Kerouac

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