Only embers left now,
passing air draws heat and light
and then it drops and dies again
No need to bank the fire tonight

a hint of a smile lifts his face
memory carried on a distant gaze
Rhumey eyes light in fleeting joy,
Reflections of passing days

a collection of wrinkles and lines
Altered to something sublime
Umseen metamorphosis, complete
the momentary disipation of time

happiness that ebbs and flows
in a mind overburdened with days
Fragments of years of living.
Light again flares and then fades.

Jaded with the weight of confusion
A mind that now cheats and lies
One more breeze fans the embers
And then the fire finally dies.

© Dave Kavanagh @ daithiocaomanaigh.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s