The Dash Between the Dates

Such a trivial way
to portray
the most noteworthy part.

A hair's breadth
To represent
Waking and sleeping

A terse abridgment
To mark
A seemingly longer journey.

How I sometimes wish
For a path more protracted

Winding elaborately
To announce
Its own importance.

The stream
and not the leaf
Upon it.

I am
A leaf.

An admonishment
That eternity
Is held by frail frames

A small space
To know and hold
infinite love.

And share it
With others
To deepen the dash.