A Life in the Day of


Eyes flutter open, seeing with light afresh

Unveiling visions

Sparkling with early dew


Pure and clean, untainted by the day to come

Crisp, sharp air

Nature’s heady brew


Hitting mid morning with spring-heeled leap

The child has no pride

He’s just along for the ride


Lessons learned and hurdles jumped

That first real feeling

Of battling the tide


The Mid-day sun brings heat and passion’s flame

Playing along with the game

And those first pangs of shame


Chasing memories while the energy is fresh

Marking your territory

And staking your claim


Stealing smiles across the afternoon

As the day peaks

And time inexorably leaks


Accelerating forward

Turning minutes to hours, hours to days

And days into weeks


Then eventide to bask in the glow

Make sense of the day

Take pride in your stock


Remembering the air, the light

The heat of the fight

Looking back to when you walked that walk


As the shadows take over

And the darkness grows

That’s when true nature shows


A legacy of what we shared

As the light fades

And the night forces the day to a close


Billy 10/3/17












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