John-Ward Leighton

SIGNPOSTS

Photo ©Copyright 2009 by John-Ward Leighton
Photo ©Copyright 2009 by John-Ward Leighton
today is a seminal day
the news could go either way
we hope for a little more time
a little more value for our dime

we ask where love has gone
and i have to say
i don’t know that
song

sometimes i think
it was just
a rumour
of destiny

like all those headstones
in ancient graveyards
the chipped and worn death masks
and all those yellowing photographs

in puzzling albums
found in the attics
of our fathers
and our moms

then there were many
and now we are down to one at most
the obverse of love is loss
that is the only signpost