All that really mattered

eludes me still

and Wow

more sure than Love

shamefully how

I’ve never given Breath

never offered treatises up

in homage to

the Essential

that’s been missing

has me so grieving

everything lost

because of it’s absence

Where is Safe?

I have

perhaps only Endured

trusting the Ideal Illusive

is the Holy Grail


with Patience and Touch

Life, I’m sure

is not lived with Abandon

is sickened, diminished

Stuttered Dark

without it