To Dream Still Seems Worthwhile

I longed for you to leave; it seems perverse

When all my time apart from you is spent

Resenting the commitments that prevent

Our being with each other. I rehearse

The things I want to say and immerse

Myself in fond imaginings; invent

Scenarios of permanent content.

All these my fears of losing you disperse.


And, having lost you only for a while,

Remembering past joy will bring you near.

So when, at last, our duties laid aside

We meet again, to dream still seems worthwhile;

A dream in which you always will be here

To share the past and future at my side.

First published in Reach





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