What a month celebrating the 'rites of passage' this June has been!
Babies, birthdays, baptisms, weddings, anniversaries...and funerals!
This is life.
Hope and heartache meld mere moments
Joy and sorrow interlock
Love and longing try their torment
Through the ticking of the clock
Winter, summer wields its whisper
Mystery and aftermath
Carves within thought’s world of wonder
Faith and fear’s opposing path
Sunrise, sunset-seasoned suture
Skims the sod and keens the Soul
To the winnowing of Future
Drawing us toward The Goal
Give and taking in the making
Of what we will suffer next
Leaving we of sleep and waking
Sweetly glad and sorely vexed
© Janet Martin