Feel The Difference

Better than an ode to diffidence

is one to those who’ve dared to love,

felt difference,

Sometimes felt too fast, too strong, too hard, too late,

but felt at all, fell for love’s sweet bait,

Fallen into sea, where drifting, all lost lovers,

await the time, the change 

time takes to so recover

A measure of the hope the fallen felt

before the sands of time a new hand dealt.

An ode to diffidence would not recall

the knowing that, with love,

we’ve felt at all.

Courage to all lovers, nothing lost,

life risked for difference when love accosts.