Carpe Diem


memento mori
and yet another day passes
failure to live, wasted time
levied from what fund
and where will we repay
memento mori
given gifts with no direction
lemons and botrytis ridden grapes
producing not juice nor vintage
good talents go to waste
for neither sweet or sour gains
memento mori
pull oars on a windless sailboat
or wait for the quiet to pass
bring another unmerited blessing
or perhaps a tumultuous tempest
to take us to our lenders gate


2 Responses to “Carpe Diem”

  1. I think the imagery and the gravitas of this subject fit perfectly. I especially like some of the off-rhymes you employ. Very nicely done.

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