People are amazing, aren’t they?
Right now, they’re coming over a hill
Wearing a variety of colors
Speaking multiple languages –
And excited about many things.
Yesterday they were children
Now, they’re the entire world.
We thought we knew who and what we were
But, over time, everything’s changed –
As if in a dream.
There are parents – but they’re not our parents any more –
And there’s the house we grew up in –
But, now, it appears entirely different.
Reality is deeper than dreams
And yet, because of “time,” it’s still a kind of dream –
Once, we believed love could last forever – as real as the sun –
Yet, now we know, it often fades despite our best efforts.
As we grow older, we also grow calmer –
And this can be good in its own way –
We know we no longer can hold fire in our hands –
And our eye’s intensity is also fading.
Yes, dusk is nice –
Lavenders filling up our lives –
Distant odors –
A train whistle – far and away –