Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time Enough/ Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads

Time Enough

you say                                   there will be time                    time for all

that is not my experience       the phone rings                       you say

we cannot meet today           the weather hangs overcast   and grey

like the painting                      it will be grey                          grey as this day



the grey clouds           seem to crush down on the blue mountains    do you think

it is snowing there                  light and fluffy                        covering all that is wrong

ugly                                         shabby                         and old

no there is not time enough               to hold you tight         to throw petals before your path



come and sit with me            reveal all that is you               and i will too

you set the date                      i put it on my calendar           now you say

it doesn’t work for you           i looked forward to this moment       and you said

i was going to call…                that is not it at all                   not what i meant to say



wait…. do you hear the sound            mermaids singing       in the desert

far from home                                    no water here                         and yet they sing

if only we had time enough   …and the world                       it would still not be enough

for time slides                                    through my fingers                 drips on the snow



red against white                   will there be another day       will it be the same

should i wait for you to call    life is like that             good intentions pave the way to hell

we all fall down                      the bell tolls                            the secret is revealed

there is not time enough        it isn’t something you can hold          nor reclaim

January 16, 2018

                                   


                        

5 comments:

angie reinspired said...

space and time rings lonely and lovely here

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so poignant. We always tend to take time for granted don't we.. sigh..

குறுகிய said...

Wow. This is amazing.

Debi Swim said...

Such a yearning and tension here

Susie Clevenger said...

Time flies and we lose more than we can capture... beautiful