Contained within these walls
Is a woman and a man and their lives
Etched out in tangibles like computers
Journals, chairs, and a little toy poodle
Contained within these hearts is a love
For each other and their kids, grandkids
And great grandkids that defy explanation
Or just don’t need one. They hold on to their
Friends with grace and each other with passion.
Contained in these walls is a home built
By two full of mementos of other times
Over the past 40 years and memories, so
Many rich memories of children and the life
They didn’t even know to dream about.
Contained here is joy held onto tightly
Each day and a life lived well. Are you dancing?
He will ask her and she knows what he means.
As fast as I can, she says as she glides into
His arms and they dance the dance of life.