t plus 365


a year ago today was
the first day that you were

you will never be again.
so against all odds
I planted
my life number two

and the river runs deep


steps beyond

out into the open
savannah. fear not. sing:

I love to love.
all of you.

the past happened.

the river

all anchors and tow-ropes severed
- not all of them painlessly,
more so for them than for us -
but the river is calling us

and so we drift into the future
with a houseful of memories and love
for sustenance
into a brandnew land