I never knew
(how could I?)
About the giving and the taking.
Those rings and vows, all those years ago.
They were the easy part.
And if I am
any sort of man
It’s only, ever been
that made me so.
And if I gave you the springtime of my life
I took yours in its place…
And if the truth were to be told here,
our summer days are shrinking as we enter this fall.
and I never thought it would be a fall, this glorious fall.
I spent all that time
trying not to fall.
I wish I had thrown my arms up and my head back
And embraced this glorious fall.