All the way

Time you are sweet

as moments high,

as ecstasy held erect for 

a little while, till 

it breaks out to 

the cold that must 

come in the scheme

of time that leads

all the way,

all the way

across a life,

all the way

across the memories

that sway and strive

in wondering why,

all the way 

to the end,

all the way

that’s not so sweet

in the simple rattle 

of the final breath.