here i am,
drawing the path forward
with care-less ease

-into tomorrow
no regret

spring skies to
summer sorrow
autumn tears like rain,

your dampened whisper:

& the winter wind becomes
a reminder for days gone by
(rising from the fall
dry, frozen... cold)

The promise
in your voice/

your words

-i'm holding onto
prayers for the future

even so, doubt remains
(forgive... not forget)
the tears for yesterday
translucent stains

(engraved within my heart)

August 4, 2007