June 20, 2017

 

I am tempted at times to throw it all away
just run off, leave my history far behind me
take up new friends, loves, lives, adventures
and smile unfearing into the storm of days

and smile head-shaking into the dust of dreams
knowing how great a loss would be that gain
history lives, has its own reasons for being
and I, yet a part of it, rejoice again my trace