There are these great trees out my window,
They live exuberantly. They live
Balanced on the surface of the seasons
Throwing their long-grown colors at me.
Their hands are stiff in the naked air,
Their shadows ignore the light altogether,
They whisper in the language of tides,
They do not know the words for regret,
That we know, have always known, so well.
I wish I knew
How to feel
The way they must feel
The passage of time.
It must be
That their days are our years,
That our hours are their moments.
The running lights of night and day
That we unknowingly
Release from within,
They live exuberantly,
Because they live careless
Of those hours, those running lights,
The many colors thrown at my feet.
And my hands are stiff in the cold air,
I do not always see the light,
And my moments last hours,
Falling like leaves
From the sky of my opened heart.