(transiens) “passing over or away,” present participle of transire “cross over, go over, pass over, hasten over, pass away,” from trans “across, beyond” (see trans-) + ire “to go” (from PIE root *ei- “to go”). Meaning “passing through a place without staying”
I’m catching up a bit on the November Poem a Day Challenge.
“Transition,” to me, does not sound appealing; It reminds me of friends who have gone or are leaving, It reminds me too much of the lingering pain Of those whom I love and am grieving. Transition has too often been used to describe My friends who lie in beds hospitalized, Whom I visit with, counsel, and pray; But who in the end, transition and die. “Transition” speaks of a lightness of being That life is received not grabbed for keeping, Is held with palms open till it goes away, Billows in fullness but like a cloud, fleeting. I long for the Time when transition goes away And Time says, No hurry. Have a seat. Stay. © Randall Edwards 2021.