CHRISTMAS '85, WITH KURT
I am in my late time trying
Still to catch the tiger tail of wisdom,
Pull myself up to your side,
To tell you what I've spent a
Lifetime's struggle learning...
That I love living,
And that I hope to learn to love myself
As much as I love you and life itself.
Strange it should take this stranger so long
To near understanding,
Lost too long with forebrain wandering,
Angry at never knowing why;
Now to begin to know
Truths are felt in the heart,
If it's open.
All to take this shy pilgrim
The long way 'round to wish upon the star
A very merry Christmas.