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Thursday, September 4, 2014

sapphire

45 years ago today,
two frightened children
stood
and vowed
and trembled
wondering if we would have maybe
25 years together
because the future was uncertain

but we walked through that door
in an autumn sun
and began
just began

we grew up together
we shaped each other
we chipped
and pushed
wept
and hammered
roared
and threatened

and slowly over time
we somehow
unknowingly
became each other

and it came to be that there was
more laughter
than tears
more fun
than frustration
more sweetness
than anger

the future has lingered
it's the sapphire year now-
creeping up to the gold
to match the silver in our hair

gray day

it's been a gray day today
a heavy, hoarish day
a day when the clouds came down and clung to the long grass
like ghosts of yesterdays
smelling like jungle rot
and trapping my feet in red adobe clay
there was no sun
that i could see
and rain came and went
like a weeping woman
it was a gray day
today