how you fall

photo-1424746219973-8fe3bd07d8e3would you choose to know
take a different way
select varying paths
to help time stay

make clean decisions
know how you leave
count down the days
have a lifetime to grieve

understand that your dreams
could mean nothing at all
no life to devour
for you know how you fall

become intimate with reality
catch a glimpse of fate
avoid blissful ignorance
live life –but always wait

concede there is an end
to this, this, this!
all that it has been
and all that you’ll miss

 

By Jennifer A. Fifield
Image from Unsplash

Tell me another, he says

bigstock-Vintage-Floral-Background-With-45011089a summer day on the patio:
my young knees dig
into the cushion of the chair;
bees scurry about in the flowers;
sweet lemonade sweats atop the table;
you ask me to make up another story;
but this time, to talk into the mic

 

Written by Jennifer A. Fifield
Image by Bigstock