Shake the dust

My reflection tells me
that I have aged
my heart tells me
that I have not

I have shrugged off
her ugly betrayal
as I would shake dust
from my shoes

the death of a star
is nothing to lament
in the firmament they are
as fish in the sea

Sparrows sing of roses
there in the bud
of petals about to unfold
new love that spring brings

John Lyons


Secouez la poussière

Mon reflet me dit
que j’ai vieilli
mon coeur me dit
que je n’ai pas

J’ai ignoré
sa vilaine trahison
comme je secouerais la poussière
de mes chaussures

la mort d’une étoile
n’a rien à déplorer –
dans le firmament elles sont
comme des poissons dans la mer

Les moineaux chantent des roses
des boutons sur le point de fleurer
d’un nouvel amour
que le printemps apporte

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