The Universe in Her Eyes
There you are. What kept you, my lovely one?
My age, my illness, takes steps from me
Fills me with bitterness, losing love I should have won.
Shaking the earth, you stand gazing what I’m to be.
I am so sorry for the years of pain
Holding you in loving arms, deep and warm.
Laughing at youth our songs so vain.
Slipping from you, shading you from harm.
You seen it some, you seen it all
In one universe so small.
Stars dance, life’s chance, vows are tall.
I see the pain in your eyes, just a wall.
Your tears, oh so real at last
My muted lips, my crippled tongue.
Life went slowly, but death comes fast.
Touching the stars, the worlds, you hung.
Finding your love took so long in years
Now in moment’s breath, a solitary breath.
I see your tears, your many, many tears.
Until we join in unison, smiling at death.
© 2019 Kenneth Avery