"Not Forever, But For Real" by Hunter Madsen

"Not Forever, But For Real"


There's a hole in the middle of the prettiest life, 
so the lawyers and the prophets say.
Not your father nor your mother nor your lover's 
ever going to make it go away.
And there's too much darkness in the endless night
to be afraid of the way we feel,
So let's be kind to one another,
not forever, but for real.

       - Bob Franke, from "For Real" 

TITLE - "Not Forever, But For Real"
WHERE - Kathmandu, Nepal (2019)