We emerged from the barrenness of our winter
Into the Spring of us.
The sap rose in our veins
Setting our brains aflame.
The whole world glowed
In the warmth of our togetherness.
We danced as one
In the soft light,
To the warm breeze of the season.
Each touch electricity,
Each moment a new experience.
For the whole world danced with us.
The sun shone for us.
The entire world was renewed.
As Spring turned to Summer,
The glow deepened,
The dance slowed,
But was more graceful.
The electricity no longer shocked.
For we had discovered all there was,
And become accustomed to the magic.
Our brains were no longer burning,
But were pleasantly warm,
And the dance followed a gentler pace.
Now in the Autumn of us,
We move sedately
Around each other.
Still dancing, but with routine steps,
Paced and well-rehearsed.
There are no surprises
But we smile a lot
As we reminisce
On the tempestuous fire
Of the Springtime
Within us both
And still bask within its warmth.
Opher – 12.10.2020
Sometimes it is good to reflect back and remember. We cannot always be at the mountain top, with its spectacular views. We cannot always be dancing madly to a ferocious beat. We cannot always feel the cauldron of craziness that consumed us.
But we can still remember it and bask in its glow.
Change is the essence of life.
It has changed but ‘us’ persists.