Monday, May 28, 2012

Keeping In Touch: Gathering Our Lives...

gathering lives 

so for years 
we have known
and been content
in the knowing 
of each other. 

the second hand 
is relentless, though,
and for once 
we must stop 
gathering details, 
and fix a gaze 
on one another. 

we must, 
for surely 
the sun will rise 
and muddled muffled 
dreams of sleep 
will fade and 
our memory will 
be that of 

we will question, 

whether we 
dream in color 
or black and 

Poem © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo © 2012 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo taken by R. Baker, Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park, Rochester, NY


  1. i like to think i dream in color but there is a certain romanticism to black and white...and i like the stopping there...after knowing each other for some time...just to reflect...

  2. so rick . . . the photo and the words are once again stratospheric!! wow man . . . steven