I’m not going, yet…
I’m mostly healthy and fit,
a lot of bumps and bruises from life.
It is nearing autumn,
friends had died this past year,
and the memory of their incomplete lives haunts me.
The rustling bones of autumn leaves
dance in the wind.
My writing, art, and creative work…
too much is incomplete
too many dreams still to live.
I face this imperative each morning
Publish the poems!
Varnish the paintings.
Create more projects for peace
and a few more dozen
countries still to see.
I want to wander in the Himalayas again.
Sip tea with friends in Ibb, Yemen.
Photography the Serengeti migrations.
Play my guitar at the Court of the Lions.
Sail to the heart of mysteries unimagined.
Dance with my love at Carnival in Rio
and this an all too brief list.
I want to savor each succulent
dream, suck out the marrow, and
lick my fingers with delight
at this tasty feast.
NEWS: 18 August 2017
Please consider my new book “Celebrate Life,”
And also, our Kindness Campaign at www.gracecares.org
http://www.gracecares.org/building/ – Is the new Peace Arts Project in New Orleans. THANK YOU
– Namaya and Zoe