What Legacy?

And when the fatal breath expels
and all is quiet, will you remember me

Bright as an orange bloom
with my words locked inside

A poem inspiring eternity
or will my essence shrivel

Be lost – like dust particles
exposed in afternoon sunbeams?

(Image my own.)


Can’t take responsibility
for what gets laundered here
my vehicle has no steering wheel

I am merely seeking understanding –
comfort, like support shoes  –
and I get flack, indifference
slapping me in the face.

Why did I put myself in this position –
revert back to old ways, think
I was destined for anything
but penniless devotion –

should have been a nun.

(Image from personal collection.)