Monday, August 27, 2007

Dancing

Tonight I understood

What dying is

And I wept for it

Not for that passing

Which is inevitable

But for the leaving

Because

Because

As he danced for me

In his droopy diaper

And chocolate t-shirt

As he dipped and turned

And fell and rose again

Laughing

Joyful

I knew

I knew

As sure as sunrise

That I would never

Know the end

Love you are not fair

To me

Or to any man

Who loves a child

And cannot hold him

Forever

Forever

Again

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Dave said...

Really enjoyed this. Thanks. I too, am an expat living in Köln.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

Thank you for stopping in Dave ... I'm happy you enjoyed it.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Some poems don't enter me through my ears or eyes. Some poems, like this one, dive straight into my heart!

9:45 PM  
Blogger chefdaiz said...

wait til he asks you if God is happy with the world is (Marc at 2 yrs 7months)

3:15 AM  

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