I watch my love as we drive down a country road
thinking how 24 years have gone by with a blink of an eye:
Our joys and pains together:
How we held hands when we were 16 in the face of hatred ,
eloped at 20 against the wishes of our parents and community
sleeping in our car in the parking lot of Holiday Inn until the security asked us to leave:
we then only had $50 in our bank and a Dodge Omni to our name: we could not afford any more.
How we are content at all times yet seeking more,
lovers becoming parents.
“Believe in Life even when dreams turn to ashes:
I am grateful to have seen the birds fly with His Eyes
and drank from the cup of life.
Remember me as the 16 year old.”