February 7, 2012

Effects

In a drawer
you will find
my birth certificate,
marriage license,
closely drawn will,
along with titles
to property, a passport
full of places
you wouldn't know,
finally, a list of those
who made a difference,
for good or ill,
some whose dreams
I will touch, try to deepen,
others, who will awaken
with a cold start,
old doubts coming back,
wondering why
their luck has changed,
why the spoils always go
so easily now
to others.