the meaning of life

Gustaf Munch-Petersen: Naked Human

I do not work

with my hands,

not for the betterment of society –

I waste away the days

by thinking endless thoughts.

the days, which pass


without result –

I wander the streets

day after day –

I look at humans and doubt ---

--- until now I have not learned to live.

until now I have not learned to see

the meaning in the meaningless:

just life –

soon again I can work,

again tighten muscles

again let thoughts fight. –

now I know, that I never see the worst,

never the last.

that everything can be lived,

everything must merely be understood

in order to be loved.

that all life is good.