Mutually Assured Striving

When we were first expecting, it was
All so strange and weird;
I couldn’t even count the many
Things we hoped, or feared –

And we were still so young, but yet
We did the best we could –
With so much raw emotion, and
So little understood.

The years go by, and knowledge fails,
Or takes on whole new shapes:
And bitterness becomes the norm,
The taste of sour grapes –

But as back then, so we are now.
New life will soon take birth —
And we have much to learn, and far
To travel on this earth.

To you – the girl, the woman, and
To me – the boy, the man —
To know there’s much we will not know,
But still, to always strive
To understand

Sweet Mirielle

The signs you read are in the air,

And so you worry, endlessly:

But here, there is no enmity

Enveloped in the love we share

 

The joy in which we both take part

Can soothe our souls amidst the strife;

So know – you are my warmth and life,

Sweet Mirielle, my love, my heart

fiesta del sol

ah, vacations in the sun
when we had time in lavishness –
those moments that i treasure from
our younger, freer days —

but images get bleached as we
go on to age and feebleness,
and much that i remember seems
to vanish in the haze

so let me now remember all
i’ve seen, before recall is done,
of how we loved each other, and
of you out in
the sun