I know what happens next,
But let me linger here a moment longer
Breathe in the sweet relief of rosy dreams
While they are still floating around my consciousness.
I know I must face inevitable change,
But only after I have searched a little bit longer
For the last remaining granules of hope on the horizon
Hidden far beneath the realms of reality.
I know, intuitively, the truth,
But let me deny it one last time, dearest soul,
Giving in to the warmth of welcomed fantasy
Where reason succumbs to the bliss of serendipity.
I know it’s finally time to truly see,
But let me open my eyes with the lens of gratitude
For the gift of shared experience on a lonely road
And the faces and spaces we called our home.