what endures proves enigmatic
for those who come later

without reconcile
of then till now

a single bead
dew twists
around stem
then drops
to an instance
of water

nurtures then erodes
persistence pays

tiny rubs etch away
level grand to humble

of course one time
we would simply fly
carve graceful twists
in the light outside
air hauntingly cold

what we leave behind lasts
only so long until we return
forgetful and seeking again

Chagall 2018