Like the Nazca lines in Peru
Time’s cover art is 98 feet by 65 feet
dug into the sand east of Tokyo.
2050, How the Earth Survived
This image took hold of John and shook him to his bones
He saw the larger frame, his obligation as an elder
a bigger identity then his personal life
saying “I’m going to stay”
I could feel it too,
The commitment to stay
To be a part of the unknown future, the difficulties and joys
Stepping forward to meet what comes,
Standing tall, a pillar of fire if need be.
The commitment to stay has resolved the dilemma.
Love doesn’t require perfection just willingness.
John will be 102 and I’ll be 100 in 2050, oh ya!