19 April 2012

Only One



where once were two
now only one
much too young
to have tasted
pain, he limps
from unseen
injuries
then swims
obediently
alongside
his parents

watching from the shore
a jaded heart
implodes
shatters
breaking
the benign
self-righteous peace
of halcyon spring
as a river
of bitter tears
carries joy
to another day

life gifts abundance
but in this slice
of time remembered
life
is a cruel
and greedy
taskmaster

1 comment:

  1. Damn Diana, that made me cry. I love animals, pick up any stray that comes my way, cats, dogs, rabbits, squirrels, or raccoon.

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