I want to be like the leafless trees.
No, not the post-fall autumn trees,
but the aging branch-challenged.
I want to lose my leaves,
become less virile and firm,
more twisted and pained,
and still dance as each season passes.
I want to rejoice at life as it is,
not as it was or will be but as it is.
Photo: Dancing, 2017 © Tim Graves
Poem: The Joyous Dance in the Now, 2017 © Tim Graves