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


ride the waves

I gotta ride the waves
my sweet baby
keep life calm,
let the palms sway

not me, not you,
the promise of “we”
good days are ahead,
please let us delay

years of yearning,
the time, finally
you’ve changed my life
in a lonely way

By Jennifer Fifield