The Quickening


first comes the quickening

no longer there

an ancient excitement

long disappeared


day in    day out

so many the year

forgotten    the wonder

that’s flushed from aware


too soon it goes lost

at the cost of career

the myth    of excitement

as middle age nears


daylight delightment

a new day draws near

anxious excitement

as new things appear


one loses the sentience

leaves it somewhere

then back in a flash

it’s suddenly there


where has it been

long hidden these years

one misses reliance

on things of no longer


now for the future

to only remember


©2014, Marvin Welborn

6 August 2014. Revised 13 August 2014.

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