To Risk Again

To risk again
With its sure loss …

May not be in the cards.
It may not intrude again.

Not for I, he the wiseman,
or will caution win?

What about adventure?
Can a wiseman search for it?
On the lonesome road?

Learning to live alone again,
Learning alone to walk,

But how to go slower,
when dark eternity looms…

Will I ever hear again
The cry of the loon?
With a soul mate?


I wrote this after Helga’s death, but before I found Shavda. Lots of questions, for sure.
But now I am again on the adventure trail, learning to live again very different than in the past. And I like it, so learn from me, the adventure continues as long as you risk.