Elbert Matt Loubser
One Last Second
One last second is all that I ask
Albeit the years have passed like the
swarms and flocks and schools and tribes
in numbers as great as the pain I have.
I perceived you true. How could such a smile,
with warmth and care challenging the flaming
sun, felt it to me like summer in wintery times,
not be the break of dawn in my darkest mile?