In Any Weather

by Bertie Koller

I am sorrow
waiting for a dream
to gather up my pieces
& toss them in the stream

with curling toes
& swirling woes
where I am headed
nobody knows

I am laughter
drinking with a friend
where night becomes day
the darkness will end

with wet lips
& swaying hips
she fills with love
her goodnight kiss

I am everyday
& everything
water for your thirst
a bell for you to ring

with whatever
& whenever
in sun & rain
& any weather

like a graveyard holds the dead

I’m haunted & I’m lonely
just hoping to survive
swimming from a shipwreck
on the ocean of your eyes

hold me like the book holds the page
like poetry warms the heart
like curtains close the stage