What will they say ?

Birth of the Milky Way, John Lyons (oil on canvas)

What will they say ?

What will they say of us ?
that their days were numbered

that they counted their steps
in Paris Venice Berlin Budapest

and the minutes the hours the days
when love was so precious

and time was no impediment
They will say that much pleasure

was taken together and that so much
was seen and heard and done

side by side that they seemed
inseparable until the bitter end

John Lyons