We start out so simply it seems,
One grain, then another added
Almost like ingredients to create
Our dream life.
A cup packed tight with well wishes
With a host of thoughts blended in,
Memories in cups and spoons measure perhaps,
Or joyfully tossed into the mix,
Building up each day
Each year that at times can feel so very long
And we look back through the rearview mirror
And wonder where it all went.
But we keep building higher,
Smoothing the edges
Peering through windows at beautiful sights,
Embracing the light at the end of day
That flickers and finds us contemplating peace
Near water’s edge where the moon glistens
And the skies bend near to hear our prayers.
Each step leading us higher
To the soul we become
To the richness of life that finds us
At life’s end,
A magnificent masterpiece,
Slipping into a far off place,
Taken and swept out by the tides
Into the everything and nothing
That we are.