The sojourn of living is listed annually,
Segmented and singularly delineated.
Ticks of achievements circled to recall,
Notches of disappointments all crossed.
A long view tantalizes exciting possibilities,
While the short term courts sterner reality.
Sprigs of inspiring newness emerge gradually,
Tendrils of blossoming thoughts soon revealed.
Rustic years of simple alignment and old habits,
Resolutions repetitively paced within a promise.
Life itself captured in daily successes and failings,
Turning pages as pasts and futures move on apace.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 02/01/2014