I took a word bath the other day
& was amazed to learn
the damn things really burn
but it’s ok ’cause of the lesson earned
yes My heart has eternally yearned
that for which my soul must eternally pay
for that earthy lost memory of May
when I lost much more than I might say.
The words, of course, were mine
funny how such things explode
as a spirit drifts from the normal mode
seeking serious things in comic abode.
It’s been a long old road
as the interminal days align
into that path of each life’s great design
and fear we do it’s been much too benign.
and the years have bestowed
only this lonely rhyme
of that ancient crossroad
of dreams filled and wants denied.