Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How Many Days?

How many days
Remain to …

… feel the rain
Chill my skin
Cause my shirt to hold my flesh tightly
Give goose bumps
Wash the day’s cares from my brow

… Hear family
As children laugh
Brothers and sisters vie for place
Parents pass wisdom
Aunts and uncles delight in us
Brothers and sisters fiercely protect

… Breathe in
Fresh herbs
Tingling aroma of wine
Dear canine companion
Baking bread
Fresh earned sweat

… See
Friendly delight
Amorous wink
Laughing smile
Pride and awe
Bravely hidden worry

… Know

… to keep them with me?  Eternity.

Ken Goree

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