Today, I Play as I Stray

“Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray.”

– fr. The Divine Comedy, “Inferno”
Dante Alighieri (1265 – 1321), Italian poet

 

TODAY, I PLAY AS I STRAY

today, I play as I stray
in fair glades of changing hue
and I see the sea portray
seamless skies that seem less blue.

poinsettias of pointed leaves
in dark crevice craving light
but the man in me perceives
this, my path, is fiery bright!

today, I play as I stray
across the ocean’s isthmus
to shifting shades where I lay
with Lures of Mt. Olympus –

where wine is utmost (sweetest!)
with charming roses (no less!)
where summer skies are brightest
and raves of passion ingress.

today, I play as I stray –
a nomad in oasis
my camel in the wet fray
of caverns and sweet posies.

today, I play as I stray…

– between
fidelity and infidelity
is debility.

(c) 2003 Chito L. Aguilar


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