I would recall a song or certain melody,
mood change, slow recall,
a memory might take me miles away
that time before this past
outcome. An adventure is welcome
when fear is abated sooner
than an insidious need to redefine,
to understand of course,
a recognized outcome similar to having
processed a difficult moment
We have had them occasionally, like
just the other night.
I was recalling when a summer rain
brought me back to a walk
just you and me and city lights, cobblestone
a European fantasy,
even a Christmas time walk along the lights,
far ahead, I watched you stroll,
wondering if I might lose you tonight,
not knowing when, just that sense
we all get when we haven’t a desire to really
face our demons in such pretty
When I think about how much hardship I let
myself go through the next
few blocks, hours of time, years, months before,
I suddenly am thankful,
I decided to spend my life with her.
She’s not someone you know,
We’re both really fine with that knowledge.
Once in my life I did the right thing.