Silver and Gold
The last dance beneath an autumn sky.
Two lovers holding onto the past.
Twenty years saying their goodbyes.
Twenty years since they kissed by a silver star.
A chance meeting beneath a canopy of gold.
The leaves frowning between silver drops of sorrow.
Two lovers wondering if they paid too much
and if second chances were a myth.
Broken dreams once so bold
wondering what happened to the moon.
Jim married to a girl three blocks over
and Sam on her way back home.
The answer left beneath the leaves.
Two lovers leaving the years behind,
remembering how it use to be
when they were young and full of pride.
Dancing against the clock,
tomorrow nowhere near the cost.
For two lovers who forgot to check in,
reality weighs its payback.
Jim’s wife about to take the stand,
demanding payment in silver and gold.
She’ll thank Jim for the good times
and leave him drowning in the red.
©Brenda Baker ~ Caffeinated Ramblings 2017