as much as is needed

Inspired by the phrase ‘And indeed there will be time’ taken from ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot.
This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

though the light
is more
of evening
than the harsher hues
of midday
it remains

still I
can see

and though
the darkness
is less
a stranger
than once it was
that’s nothing

not really

there will be time
for you and I
to speak

time left to share
a body-shake
of laughter
we end up weeping

holding each other

just a little for what’s been

but still
we both know
there is a lifetime
in a look

in a silence
lasting just as long
as we need

we’ve said it all
many times
and there is no joy
in being mundane

there will be time
for that
no shortage


we did some things
you and I
we did those things
didn’t we

I would not want
to do them

but there is pleasure
in having time left
to remember

do you

I know
that you do

and you


that I do


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