It Was Life

It’s a long, long way away
already.

Are you going to Scarborough Fayre?

It’s a long, long way away,
so soon.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme…

It’s a long, long way away
at once, once it is over.

Remember me to one who lives there,

It’s a long, long way away,
so soon.

She once was a true love of mine.

 

It’s a long, long way away,
the present.

T’was in another lifetime,
one of toil and blood,

It’s a long, long way away,
so fast.

When blackness was a virtue,
the road was full of mud,

It’s a long, long way away,
no matter how you hold it.

I came in from the wilderness,
a creature void of form.

It’s a long, long way away,
the past.

“Come in”, she said, “I’ll give you
shelter from the storm.”

 

It’s a long, long way away,
secure now.

Wise men say:

It’s a long, long way away,
and safe.

“Only fools rush in.”

It’s a long, long way away,
still further back it settles.

But I can’t help

Yet it’s vivid,
and it changed things:
it was life.

Falling in love with you.

Image credit – Bru-nO

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