Snowflakes and Ashes*

To this brief journey,

to this time-travel adventure,

to the utter absurdity of our

helpless leap into the future;

to all the surprises and the pain…

To all the ironies, all injustice, all waste;

all mysteries, all loves, all heartbreak, all joy.

Drink some wine with me, in joy and sorrow.

Celebrate the temporary…Let go of what will not last…

Taste the moment and look to the next.

For even the perfect snowflake melts,

and everything turns

to ash in the sun.


*The dedication in my upcoming book of poetry by the same title.