Lines Upon Their Years

They recall fragile petals crowding their world
cries of joy as they stepped to the new path
Pachelbel fading behind the pearly train.

It was as frigid rains in a summer afternoon
deep grooves upon the slippery asphalt
lines traced into a joyful future.

Soon beneath wings of steel they saw fiery skies
gently gliding to oceans of immense possibilities
into calm luxury of first moments in white satin.

Their history is carved upon the eternal parchment
with laughter, sobs, sighs, moans, groans and screams
lines between the lives they made in a great domain.

So close now they seem to sleep again
statues in celebration of common eternities
mummified by the warmth of their caresses.

Gauzy gazes encircled by the scars of many battles
they dive into the swirling galaxy they will leave behind
two comets aimless in their eternal journey to paradise.

Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.