Rising Tides

Such a wise guy
flip response
makes me laugh out loud
while emotions roll over
like the Queen mother’s wave
during centennial this or that
can’t quite recall
the gist
or intention of celebration
but there is a shift in the universe
and it’s dragging me along
…oh what a delightful ride
no time for one liners
the depth of my soul
touches the Atlantic to the bone
and you have a gleam in your eyes
that makes me question
all that once seemed so mundane
and now the light that shines
throws a brilliant ray of glistening hope
casting away shadows and demons
from a long over due past
my protective garb
no longer serves its purpose
and black linen does me no justice
while standing knee deep in the rising tide
of good will and precious love…

© 2016 Trilby