Such As It Is


There's finally a sense of normality,
those old days forever gone,

a much sweeter taste of reality

in healing the damage we've done.

My son is here (moved in last year).

My God, he's almost a man!

I really enjoy his company --

we're together unfolding our plan.

The days slip by in welcome sameness.
I can't ask for more than this.

Although this life isn't painless,

it's good enough such as it is...

We two get along pretty well,
and most days his mood is good.

He does the best he can with his mother's friend,

to his sister the guy's very good.

I like what I see around me now,

though not without some regret.

The cost to get here was far from free --

the damage we'll never forget.

The days slip by in welcome sameness.
I can't ask for more than this.

Although this life isn't painless,

it's good enough such as it is...

Sometimes at night when the house is still,
I'll go down to my desk in the den

and write happy endings or poetry.

What a difference between now and then!

These days are okay, but it's sad in a way

what it took to lead up to this.

At times I doubted I'd see this day.

I'm thankful for such as it is.

 
 

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