Life's Like This

It's like this

Gold melting liquid on the water

Parted by a breath

As a dolphin swims beside the boat

It's like this

When the child reaches out a hand

Heart aching

Hoping – praying – it will come to them

And only them

It's like this

When the dolphin turns

And swims away

Fading – taking

It's like this

When the child learns

They're not that special

oh

It's like this

The child's older

Wiser

Broken

And it's like this

When the child watches

– a different day, a different child –

The girl reaching out her hand

Casually crying

It's like this

When the one-time child remembers

The years have passed

They've been through private hells

Buts it's like this

When the dream dies again

Heavy, suffocating…