Lines to Stitch Inside a Child's Pocket
Boy now, man later; and all the story in between:
Swim the river rising and with patience take your aim. Miss once, miss again; and your whole life seems a waste.
The target is yourself becoming brave. Who soon, who later? whatever happens next
Someday you'll lose us in the in-between.
"Lines to Stitch Inside a Child's Pocket" first appeared in Boston Phoenix