Mary retiring?


Each day I yearn to successfully learn

How to meet your need

My day, my week, my month, my year

To this time must lead


Gathering strength the tempo of length

Is set to our sweet measure

Glad interaction with no subtraction

Adds much more to our pleasure


Reject false friends and all their ploys

Now we enter new worlds

Retiring from one and starting another

With our grandson's curls


The limits of my love for you are

Not for mere reflection

Barely imagined their mystical form

Is beyond such perception



Sidney Schuman (January 2013)