ALL THESE THINGS

ALL THESE THINGSā€¦..

And all these things
I thought to say
Were vanished
In a single day

The right
The wrong
The wasted words
I’d hopes
They’d fly
Like freeing
Birds

Sorry
Sorry
What did you think
I’d do
Swim
And swim
And swim
Then
Sink

Floundering
Clumsy
Reaching towards
A possibility
No rewards
Were necessary

And yet
Yes, yet
There was a spark
Of lightness
In the
Dismal dark

Oh you
Yes, you
Who always sought
Such precious
Wonders
Dearly bought

All these things
I’d thought to say
Taste of ashes
Of decay
The thickened
Tongue
The burdened mind
Wilting flowers
Left behind

And ALL these things
Come to nought
All these things
So dearly bought
Love, hate
Dark despair
Vanished in the brightening
Air
Vanished when the
Day is done
When
One is all
And
All is one

MA. Winter 2017