A Dream’s Death

“I’m dying.”

Note of each word, perfect resolution.
No amount of hope now tethered fast
I tugged at each sweep of fate’s hand
My thoughtful response, choked in silence

Everybody knew. I believed it now, they always had.
A wave of hot foolish shame warmed my face
I had always known. I believed it now, I always had.

One more look into that hope
Just one more ride on one more wave
Dusty sentries of vintage bests
Stood ready stoic just near by

Deep Sigh’s echo drifting softly
Out of sight now in my mind
All of life envisioned spotlights
Curtains closing for all time

Everybody knew. I believed it now, they always had.
A wave of hot foolish shame warmed my face
I had always known. I believed it now, I always had

JMD 7-22-19

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