BrooksLooks@ A Patchwork of People and Time

A Patchwork of People and Time

in a life of joyful moments
i recall those we shared now
your face reappears to me now and then
recalling moments we shared somehow

i ponder too the great catalogue
of all the interesting souls
those like you who came my way
a few left the biggest holes

perhaps enough of time has passed
to stop and start to measure
one’s accomplishments
and the lifelong work we traded
in the end, for safety’s treasure

now at last i count them up
and wonder where they went
those who’ve come and gone at last
both hell- and heaven-sent

i wish the moments lasted longer
and i came to know you well
but time and tide were against us
in a life ‘tween storm and swell

my life is quieter, contemplative
with each person who now passes
i realize the moments are all jewels:
sweet memories one amasses

my life is made of all of these
a patchwork of people and time
i remember you now once again
forever part of mine

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Brooks Bradbury / BrooksLooks.
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