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Beside the pond.... (wistful)


         Alone,  
          I sat beside the pond  
          this morning.  
   
          Early sun ...  
          vibrant in its warm flush  
          of golden welcome  
          came cascading down  
          from treetops' glow,  
          embracing grass,  
          gifting colors vividly alive,  
          lifting flowers' faces …  
          with their honey-pollened smiles.  
   
          I was amazed  
          at how the breeze knew  
          I missed you  
          or was even thinking of you,  
          but I’d swear  
          it touched mine with your cheek,  
          slid a wisp of your locks  
          across my shoulder,  
          and became the sweetness  
          of your breath.  
   
          Olive oil and rose bouquet ...  
   
          ... it hung for awhile  
          in the morning air,  
          a fragrant marker  
          along a trail of yesterdays,  
          leading to You ...  
          places of dreams and hope,  
          of love and laughter  
          and impossible possibilities.  
   
          I almost started to believe  
          I’d turn my head ~  
          and you’d be there.  
   
          Each year  
          has come and gone …  
          You, like fertile mana  
          ever glowing, growing  
          in my heart.  
   
          It’s said all things end,  
          and walking back to the house,  
          I sensed that coming truth  
          as Autumn's leaves  
          began falling  
          like tears ~  
          washing around  
          my feet.


RichardJ
Written by RichardJ
Published | Edited 23rd Jul 2021
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