To be in full bloom is
not always easy:
When at an apex, one has intimations.
Each stage of life is equally precious,
No number of years makes a glance less infectious,
The child unchanging through all perturbations.
Yet there is that which might make a rose
So naked the night!
So painfully luscious!
Each moment limned by unclouded sensations!
Vicissitudes waiting, felicities breezy,
Each day brings one closer to one's
Never so perfect a time to perplex
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Audio and Video Music: Kiss the Sky. By Aakash Gandhi. Music free to use at YouTube.