Dearest Dear

Dearest dear,

I recently realized
How few people know
That the fall can happen
In the Spring
While waiting
For forgotten tulips
Planted some time ago
And listened for whispers
Of good fortune

I will stand and wait
With you
Poorer in spirit
Perhaps tomorrow
I will wake up, and
It will be amazing
You are giving birth
To something newer
Despite my aging and
Leaving you to live with
The aftershocks,
Denting your universe,
Please forgive

I wandered to you
And, I liked it there
With the sunlight above the hill
Where we were left alone
I can see it still
And at last,
The day is achieved

Mark Mularz