Friday, February 9, 2018

I Have Waited a Lifetime For This Moment


by Thelma Wilson Brain

I Have Waited a Lifetime For This Moment

I have waited a lifetime for this moment.
For you to leave the fencepost by the pasture
the power lines by the road
the thermal where you glide
so close I feel the deadly strength of your grip
see the gold flecking in your eyes
know the tension between wild and willing.
It matters not at all that
this is only a dream.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



1 comment:

  1. Heavy sigh. I love this poem, the repetition of the long-line title in the first line;
    the way a "small moment" takes on such immensity of purpose (isn't life about all of these moments, after all?);
    the "tension between wild and willing".

    What a beautiful poem, Mary Lee.

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