Way Back

Silhouette of a man.

Way back when I was capable of love,
When grasses seemed evergreen
And naught looked dangerous nor bad;
Way back back when I was whole
And laughter was what adorned my soul.
Way back when we were free
To swim through the raucous waves,
To ride through the busy highways,
To sing the soothing songs of auld,
To live life to the fullest,
To run through the fields of gold.
Way back when you were still you;
Way back when I was still me.


“Maudlin Musings”

Close-up image of a woman's face

Listen to the tweeter of the birds
And the singsong splash of the river;
The trees dance with the breeze
And my heart remembers
The voice that used to utter my name.
Ah! Smell the beguiling roses
That insistently perfume this place;
Recall the glorious sunset
That winked and flirted with the dark.
Thoughts of long ago creep into my spine–
Begging me to reconsider all
That was carelessly left behind.