Several sudden deaths in my broader circle have me wanting to share a recent poem about life and living it here as well as in the poetry blog.
I am thankful for the times
I've dropped practical concerns,
rolled on the floor with the toddler,
giggled or wept too late with friends,
walked a dusky beach until moonrise,
made love on a rainy winter afternoon
with floor unswept, dishes in the sink.
Death says no soon enough.
In the mean time, I say yes.
July 14, 2010