Monday, September 3, 2012


youth's precocious spontaneity
rushes with fearless joy into

adult severity.
rivalries become serious
speculations produce suspicion
skeptical of sincerity
trudging into middleage desperation
facing weariness of effort

 until at last

 we give up to age.
 and there in lies 
 and a quiet grace
 waiting with open arms to comfort the young.