Monday, December 1, 2014

Counting Lessons




 For the past month or so this 'fellow' has come to say hello every morning!


You can count on dreams
To break
You can count on years
To fly
You can count on your breath being stolen
With nothing
But the blue of time’s eye
You can count on plans
To fail
You can count on hearts
To bleed
Where love is a double-edged,
Hunger-flushed grail
Spilling fulfillment
And need

You can count on hope
To hurt
You can count on faith
To win
You can count on flower-tears
Fading to dirt
Where death and life begin
You can count on prayers answered
'no'
You can count on fears answered
'yes'
And in life’s good-bye you can count
On hello
To stun us with happiness

© Janet Martin

2 comments:

  1. Bittersweet, Janet.

    I love the pic of your visitor.

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  2. :) he makes me smile every morning!

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