Friday, September 19, 2014

What Remains

You see in me the remains of what Life
   Has yet to melt: my hardest, coldest part.
It will be shattered, or pared with the knife,
   Till there’s a chilly puddle where my heart
Used to be. Can you see that drifting mist?
   Those were my dreams, all vanished into air,
Into thin air.  Words unsaid, lips unkissed—
   Part of me once, and now the world’s nowhere.
So while those dreams are mine, before Life shrinks
   My glacier to a cube, before I see
My days become the nightcap that Death drinks,
   I give you what remains of love in me.
      I give it all to you today—with sorrow
      That there’ll be always less to give tomorrow. 


Copyright 2014 Matthew J Wells



Molly said...

beautiful, sad, true. well said.

Tammy said...

Wow! Fantastic.