There was once, in this place, a different life;
The wind blows soft, the prairie fairly breathes,
And though I’m where I meant to be, I’m lost.
Though life surrounds, there’s little here that breathes
Of days once known, and ways we’ve long since lost;
But such, they tell me, is the way of life.
For all who struggle find that much is lost:
Our aspirations, and, at last, our life —
This is the fate of each that’s born and breathes.
Like love, that tune life breathes, that’s so soon lost.