20 May 2016 – Anniversary
(for my Beloved)

Some risks? Outrageous!
It’s as if one hears the wings
of doom descending.

A few bad choices,
and you fear the Midas touch
of foolish fingers.

What made us do it,
calculating all the odds –
renouncing caution?

But Wow! What Mercy!
It’s as if God’s garden gates
had swung wide open!