Just a little longer

Slow down my dear soul

Learn to slowly sip the wine

Let it burn as it goes down

Let it take it’s own sweet time

Slow down my dear heart

Fall in love and fall real hard

Then sit still and slowly break

Gently touch each jagged shard

Slow down my dear mind

In your rush to win each war

Learn to savor each drop you bleed

Win at home, don’t go far

Let me sit in the fire more

And slowly get a little stronger

Let me learn to give time more time

And be still, a little longer



In the radiance of green

Hides the hint of the gold

What is young right now

Hides the hint of the old

In the clear blue skies

Floats one gentle cloud

Against the brilliant laughing blues

The tears wear a shroud

In the still waters of time

Flow the rivers of age

In the mirror’s reflection

Hides the perfect sage

In the thunder of silence

Are the answers to my why

We gaze intently at each other

My mirror and I

I walk

I have nowhere to be

I have no one to meet

No pilgrimage to take

No glory path to make

No treasures to seek

No promises to keep

One step ashes

One step fire

Never a second step

For anything higher

One step hope

One step love

Never a second step

For any heaven above

I can take this one slow

And just walk

I have nowhere to go

But I walk

I see you

I see you, you know

Your each advance and retreat

Like the swell and wane of the heart

with each untiring beat

Your half that is bold

In its reaching out

And the other, unsure

Retreats, your desires untold

I see you and know you

Your longing crest and break to shore

Your despair in each fade

To only come back seeking more

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