but your lifetime's mate wastes away daily
all the ferocity you displayed in your lives
ebbs out slowly in illness and age
as a lifetime of sins breaks you to your soul
devoted to serving this once vital shell
with a love that kills slowly because it IS love--
and forgiveness has finally found its way in this
all of us diminished--all of us done--
all of us waiting for the release...
Content (c) 2008-2010 Philip Milito.