Silver thread in time

sewing seams in all our lives

patch the holes of dissolution

let those resolutions shine

regardless of the compromise


The dragonfly accepts the jar

the walls close in and disappear

then illusions of grandeur

fly away

fly away

fly away wherever

but still the jar


Silver years

pure after all the tears

with fear forgotten or overcome

those silver years I dreamt once


In empty rooms the dreamer spins

the glass surrounds and holds him now

his wings are aching to catch the wind

to fly and find that light

in galaxies of endless night

that silver


in time



Silver Thread I: Elizabethan


Silver thread in time

precious silver shining

something that nickel will never be



Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.