Not a waste

It’s not a waste,

not a memory to erase,

not a time to let go–

no, no! not at all;

for this time is a growth

that stirs us up to the

heights of what we are and

and what we don’t know.


Not a waste! Not at all!

There’s no purpose in regret,

for all there is is now and when,

and to that end let’s seize it

for ourselves and make the

time not pass without a planting of

beginnings that grow from this

history of not so normal to a place

of finding the living in the dusty

garden filled with new soil.