25 April 2011

Calendar Blues

Day 23 PAD Challenge. Prompt: A "quit what you're doing" poem.

be still and quit fretting at
the years, increasing, one by
one, until they are counted
in decades, each amber
bead containing those reflections

mirrored back, held for all
time in that honeyed
thickness, she heard him
before she saw him, love
coming in at the ears

the hoar-frost has not
reached his chin, the
journey still not done, and
he, in her eyes, as
young as he ever was

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