Cherish

CherishAge changes love
 I know that infinite possibilities
No longer await – if they ever really did

For my time with you is finite
And ever shortening

The fire and passion that defined my love
Is now more lukewarm and comforting
It has morphed into soft down
That enfolds, always touching

I now understand
 Love is shortlived
For life is shortlived

And much more precious because of it

The River

morning river

The frogs are singing their scratchy song
Full of clicks and bellows
A lovely counterpoint to the quiet ‘thum, thum, thum’ of the engine
Her hull cleanly slicing through the reflections
Breaking the glassy surface
Leaving behind a trail of swells and bubbles
That dissipates almost as soon as it’s created

 Today, the river is a kind and courteous host

Inexorable

time

I am unyielding
Not rigid
Merely bending until you give
You ask, I nod, but never answer
Allowing you to believe you have triumphed
When, in reality, you have succumbed

My path is inescapable
For it is your path
And as you trod it
Your foot fits neatly into the footsteps I planted

I am unalterable
Yet am change incarnate

For I am Time
And I will drive you where I will

Steps

feet

These feet have trod upon uncertain roads
Tip-toed past brooding provocation
Marched beside negligent courage
Slogged through saccharin banality
Skipped along in childish delight
And capered in the shadows of a conquest
Knowing that joy is hiding
Disguised in the steps of my life’s dance