And just like

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

I have realized

That true beauty

Is only realized

At the point

At which it

Is gone forevermore

Is it that

Our eyes blind

Us or is

It that our

Heart sings a

Sweeter melody let

Me remember you

Like the winter

Remembers the summer

Like the drought

Remembers the rain

Let me remember

That one starlit

Night in Sardina

When your eyes

Outshone the heavens


I stepped away

Like a storm

That dumped its

Rain on mountain

Tops deciding to

Be cloudy rather

Than another storm

Bringing peace instead

Of selfish torrents

Giving me room

To decide whether

What we offered

Was what’s needed

Rather than wanted

Like protective parents

With a child

In a bakery

Filled with desserts

And bread like

Travelers finally breaking

Free to see

The canyons vista

Please give me

Time to choose

Because I know

That one road

Leads to you

And the other

Well the other

Leads to nowhere


And as I

Knew you responded

For my cry

For help chasing

Me down the

Beach as I

Was caught in

Life’s rip tide

Hollering here swim

Here to me

Flailing and tired

I followed your

Voice like a

Retriever following the

Splash here over

Here to me

I heard again

And again at

Last breaking free

And into the

Water of hopelessness

You ran grabbing

Me and pulling

Me into the

Safety of arms