sun rises later


Van Gogh Sunflowers 1888

sun rises later
I have less energy now

the years when I could
no longer achieve the same
made me a poet

these words on a page, a post
as we tell our stories
and hope to help another

we grow our art
a post at a time

middle-aged and older by the day
loved ones in Heaven
a cousin called Home
when he was 60

I think of these things
as I thank God for the
beauty of each day
and pray for many more

the willow weeps

a symphony sings


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