Frail Hands: Memaw

Sept. 9, 2018

Frail hands and pale 

if not for exhausted veins-

blue webs like memory lanes 

collapsing as nature encroaches

on unremembered paths

these bone thin hands

have seen things, built things

set the blocks on this lineage

I call my own

and though now they run cold

they remain warm in disposition

invitation to hold them in my own

as we stroll

            There's not enough time!

            Not enough time...

but still enough time for a smile- My dear

you look so beautiful today

and I love you