love told me yesterday

love told me yesterday
that you would not be long;
i waited for the right

time —

or was it hesitance,
this pausing at the base
of what might be a hard


the shadow of a cliff,
the fear of losses past:
the sun is setting,
should i go

or stay?

love told me yesterday
to wait to feel the sun
just came up on the two of us



My wife has cooked the meal tonight:
Spaghetti, served with wine –
I pause before the first big bite,
It’s looking mighty fine

And so my mouth starts watering,
Expectance: off the charts —
The perfect meal is perfect, even
It starts

Dealing With Delay


I don’t know too many people
Who inherit patient genes
For the most part, we must learn it
Through frequent delay vaccines

Learning patience in the small things
Means the big things we can face:
When we find delays are rampant
Patience is a saving grace