"My need has frayed with time; you said it would"
I can now do the everything and more I once could
Walking on the sunset of sandy shores, my toes
Exult;dance;rejoice – my mind (not heart) bestows
A weary peace under an orange bird-streaked sky;
Scribbling love, lust and loss that heals, never lies
While conversing with caffeine, my heart (not mind)
embraces desire and chance; priorities realigned
My stories unfolding, and not missing you, although I may
admit that near my mind (and heart) yesterday
In a tired twinkling twilight, I turned over a week
and remembered a lady-like spaniel, at her beautiful peak
"And wished you had been there to see her
But that I only mention by the way."
Inspired and based on the poem of the same name by Vikram Seth; obviously my version compared to his original is a like a glossy magazine compared to a first-edition classic. I owe that man much too much.