Cranford on a Park Bench

Cranford on a Park Bench; Columbia on a Rock

Light on water, slowly creeping
through the clouded August park.
We want to ask why time flies by,
you say it goes much faster sleeping.

Now the sun spreads through the creek,
our faces patched with windswept leaves,
shadows on the river rocks,
aging children, cheek to cheek.

Light on water, flowing fast,
runway lights, a sunny sky.
We turned to ask how time went by,
but now we knew our love would pass.

Here we are, both old and new,
like two spring flowers sprung afresh
from roots we thought our memories left
until this winter’s warming dew
gave us life… and hoping too.

© 1978, me (for CDP)

Author: makingsenseofcomplications

I have an academic background in literature and, separately, science. My career has been in industry in positions of increasing responsibility assisting in the drug development process - one of the most amazing intellectual pursuits of the human mind, among many other amazing intellectual pursuits. I am interested in films, philosophy, history, art, music, science (obviously), literature (also obviously), some video gaming, human behavior, and many other topics. I wish there was more time in every day because we have a world that is full of amazing phenomena that are considered too superficially by too many. Although my first and last names are fictional, I think I believe in all of the stuff you read here, although I retain the right in perpetuity of changing my thoughts about anything written herein.

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