life is

Patty Brown
2 min readJul 28, 2023

we argue

what is life

when does it begin

when does it end

life really begins in moments

life is catching a gaze across the room

and feeling my heart beat

a longing

a mere wondering

are your eyes brown

ore they blue

a sacred communication

without a whisper of a sound

it is watching a butterfly at work

on the orange laced golden zinnia

in my yard

open to the sun

falling on my face

on an empty beach

sand dollars at my feet

and i gently

pick them up

one by one

and walk with them into the sea

and give them one more chance

to feel a wave swell

and feel the underwater breeze

the ebb and flow

of please do not go

far away

will you please stay

maybe life is lying in bed

in the wee hours

and staring at the ceiling

not a single star

only the moon cascading the room

dreaming of the wants inside my head

life is being loved

held

desired

and safe

safe under the covers

from a world

that simply does not want to comprehend

life begins in love

and grows

until a very long end

an endless never

our souls

our souls and everything that matters

lasts until the ends of forever

~ patty brown

art by jeanie tomanek

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Patty Brown

If life steers you into a dead end road, and you are trying to find your way, skip the GPS, take the road with no traffic. Founder studiO, early morning poet.