speaks to me
of times long ago.
in love with a girl beyond my reach.
the white of my uniform gleams in the sun
my father sits quiet, the fish bite
the baby smiles from his crib
my knee bleeds as tears sprint down my cheeks
the boy drives away, his life now his own
I am without age
staring blankly towards the future
I am beyond old
looking back upon the past.
The rocking slows to a stop
I look forward to the coolness of the grave
smiling at the warmth of life.