Bonny Lad and Lass


Mirrors reflecting darkness

Bring the bonny lad to his lass,

Like coats left in the corner,

When the rain has come to pass.


But the bonny lad misplaced the lass

In a dream upon the sea,

Amid waves of things as they were before,

And stormy yet-to-bes.


Two shadows fell together

silently – yet alone,

With arms reaching outward,

for the same place at different times.


The dream ended

as the ship set sail,

Leaving a question (unasked)



Mirrors reflecting sunlight

Distinguish bonny lad from lass,

The coats serve their usefulness,

with the corner free at last.


Keep writing the songs that are in your heart.

Peace be with you.