My love, my life

I am a lover

of this life I’ve lived,

even if along the way

I have not loved

as well and as fully

as I might.


This life has given

me many chances

to be fully me,

even if I haven’t

always taken up

all the chances

that have been tossed

generously my way.


Indeed, I am a lover,

and like a lover true

I will give back to my

love all there is to give,

all that is in

my bones

and in my soul.