Life With Horace

poetry & essays


today, a while ago

a while ago I had a gift
and gave one too
a lovely boy
whose soul and name
my heart reached out and held
before his birth

and then he grew
gifts seized with joy
and challenge met with grace
in one quick moment
my life’s blink
this swoosh, bright energy
old true soul, became a man
possessed of loving honesty

now two score on
a truth teller thinker
dreamer husband father
nephew cousin brother son
above all friend
his light shines bright
held always
in my soul’s arms
and in my heart

for my son, on his 40th birthday