Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Time and Trepidation

When you hear them say
time heals all, remember that
they've only forgotten
how time can also obliterate
a near lifetime
of memory and belief,
a faith, a path, a wonderment
at what was thought lost forever
is now being rediscovered slowly
and deeper, deeper I fall into
the chasm of uncertainty.
As unattainable as you are
at this moment, and as mysterious
as I can be without meaning to be
and avert my gaze against the
possibility of missing some precious
something presented so full and so
real but not yet surely within my
grasp. Yes, at this moment I am
afraid the time will come I will
have been erased because of my
fear of yet more loss and failure.

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