What more can you do
than take each day as it comes

my life has been a trail of words

and the past cannot be undone

just as the pink petals
of the roses you bought

are doomed to dust
though other roses 

will take their place
The earth is full of life

and full of lives
that have had their day

Perhaps these words
will transcend 

perhaps not
Perhaps our intimacy

our hunger 
for each other’s flesh

will go the distance
become the stuff of legend

and inspire young lovers
to seek ever greater heights

Perhaps not

John Lyons


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