JUST A MEMORY NOW
Leaning on lamp post, lungs spent, he lingers,
Lest he may not make it to the next one,
Love you, yes, little heart shouts unheard,
Smothered ‘neath embarrassment,
Shame, just a memory now.
Sitting on grass beside her, she is my world,
Her laugh, contagious, captures mine,
Together, I am home where I belong,
Peaceful heaped upon my plate,
Joy, just a memory now.
Mystical marvels warm, feelings beyond begin,
Her fathomless faith radiates love,
Sisterhood, friendship, know no bounds,
Her strength is mine so undeserved,
Soul mate, just a memory now.
Relaxed in armchair, relief raised feet,
Quiet eyes reflect on words unspoken,
Lift a glass, cheers to evening,
A day’s work done and all is well,
True love, just a memory now.
Impatience rules and words are harsh,
Yet look within, see habit reign,
While brush in hand great beauty wins,
As canvas fills with dreams on wall,
Burdened, just a memory now.
Hands on keyboard, I’m still here,
My heart implodes with quiet fear,
Bring them back, don’t let this be,
The years are minutes blinding me,
This moment, just a memory now.