Teardrop

Poesy plus Polemics

so much beauty
reflects in a teardrop
wordless emotion
made visible tangible
lacrimal vestige of
sadness that surfaced
aglimmer with gold
flecks of pain in the
shimmer of heartlight

reflections of
long ago gardens
bursting with color
under radiant skies
become withered
and trampled by
cruel boots of time

of love in its flourish
of innocence given
in tendermost trust
through swift years
become ravaged by
soul-searing losses
again and again

a whole lifetime of
happiness hardship
and heartbreak
appears in fleet
flashes before that
one teardrop slips
down along wrinkled
deep channels to
find its own fate

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