Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Full Impact of Caught Between

On afternoons like this I miss the way it used to be
Before The After played its part
And humored history

There’s something about blue-gray baritone that steals my heart
And makes me wish for days before
After painted its art

The clock indulges vanity until it disappears
We are all part of a bigger
Masterpiece of yester-years

The interlude before After and after spent Befores
Can feel surreal though dressed in common
Cloth of common chores

Seasons are more than blue-eyed, button-nosed half-kiss affairs
They tune our touch with learning and our
Fellowship with prayers

Their intermingling rush of greeting and love’s farewell kiss
Can make one feel quite caught between
On afternoons like this

© Janet Martin


Thank you for your visit to this porch. Any thoughts you would like to share?