certainly togetherNot me for I
wonder lust of youth saw me pass
old and grey, wrinkled and bold
say but for one, she did a day
waded through ages, not find faded
glimpsed a time, a wisp
Lass, did she wonder
'i' for eye?
mind for thine??
Was the youth behind me.
they saw the best in one another,
certainly at that first point,
they had each other’s
certainly in the beginning,
there was no one in mind but
the other and
that was all “right” and “good”
until that moment at which
the strength of one’s skill
came into question.
it doesn’t matter what the skill is,
doesn’t matter what was said---
what matters is that when things were
blissful, it went without saying that
there was encouragement,
there was someone in the world who would
stand by and go down with the ship if
but unlike the movies,
the credits did not roll---rather,
wreckage began to form when honestly allowed
one of the two to admit that
the skill in question,
had been bested by another and
this burnt a scar into the very heart of the
so deep that suddenly
everything else came into question, and
the sky began to fall.