I will not

I will not lie and suggest it doesn’t shock Change is so subtle that it goes almost Unnoticed in the familiar, your  body to Which I am as accustomed as to my own Moves around me, its faultlines evident and Marked just as the wrinkles that drag on Mine mock my mortality so that it…

So close…Can’t wait…Here it goes…

via Daily Prompt: Finally You waited 364 days for this one. Or is it 363 this year? Whichever it is, finally the anticipated New Year is upon us. Well, in truth, in some locales around the globe it has already peaked, but here in NYC we await the balldrop some 13 plus hours from now,…

Fall

As the weather turns from sultry to sublime,/ The leaves blush with the pleasure of the/ new season and in anticipation of a/ frosty sleep to come. In the Fall,/ time is their friend and ours.  

At Play

The waters ripple in the evening Tide, the moon, their soul mate, Hidden in a darkened sky is not Playful, even as the river scampers Across from shore to shore, released From its daytime duties, away from The sun, cloaked in darkness Does it search for the moon’s light? Or, is it content, running rapidly…

Do you remember this?

I have expunged so much and so many from my recollection When they come creeping in, it’s on ghost feet Sometimes I welcome the newly remembered Sometimes I dread the associations they bring me Some memories amuse, others confuse, some Simply disabuse me of my moral superiority, I Have not served truth or justice, not…

Overwhelmed by emotion

via Daily Prompt: Overcome It is nearly another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York City. As is always the case as this day comes around and is commemorated I am overcome with sadness.

The album

We will never be this young again We always knew that, but didn’t Believe it, until one day, looking At pictures of how we were, when   We were that young, smiling photos, The happiness blended with youth, We had to confess that time had Passed, happily and with the stealth   Of time slipping…

Je ne regrette rien

It is a challenge to live life without remorse. There is always something you should have said, or could have done differently, better to remind you that you are merely mortal. Nonetheless, I have so few regrets, at least of things I failed to do. One big one is not having had georgraphy classes while attending…

Portrait of Pan (II) in bronze

A man with horns and snout, half-goat, The man-half standing on spindly legs, Frisky, yet demoralized, holding a pipe In a crooked arm, immortalized, yet Cheerful in his false schema, a strategem To make him neither nor does not make Him self-conscious or affect his affect or Alter his true being, impish and affable

Crossroads

School x-ing and exiting Between the two, I was once that young Was I ever that hopeful So optimistic of finding my day Waiting right outside the door?