​yesteryear … … …

memory slips,



                 through the blurred veil of time,

        sifting through memories,
of you,

            your loveliness ablaze,
sweeping across meadows,

                  my stranded heart still in flames,

                 the furnace burning bright,

                          raging in the darkness of this night,

                  coaxing nostalgic yearning,
over years left behind,

             between thoughts of kisses entwined,


                 and still,

                 and yet,
this heart may never forget,

           the caress of your voice,
breezing between today,

           last week,
all the drifting yesteryears,

                     lost in your deepest eyes,
even as days turn to night,
even as time continually flies,
scattering pieces of my soul,

              hither and thither,

             knowing it may never be, again,


           ah! but the memories persist,

as summer begins to wither,

            you are all i remember you to be,
between the wild rose,

        amidst the thorns,
bathed in dawn’s dew,
I live,

        I breathe,

                        I savour,
the sweetest thoughts,
of you, only you … … …