Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Small And Quiet


SMALL AND QUIET

Small and quiet joys
Like small and quiet poems
Are what I can expect now.

The time for great Dreams and Adventures
Is gone
I don’t have the strength for them.

These little lines are what I can manage
Not much more
Withered and diminished fingers touch these keys
And all I can sing with them
is slow and careful songs.

Submitted: Sunday, June 29, 2008

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