Never before did I have the time,
To notice the beauty in front of me.
There’s a tang in the air that I never smelled before,
I think there is much I have missed.
I notice the air and the sunsets that fall,
I notice the rain on the window.
I see a smile on the face of a stranger,
I noticed the scowls as well.
The skin of my lover is fresher than dew,
It feels like satin or silk.
I hear sweet songs in the voice of the birds,
And the heady aroma of life.
But I spent my time in dogged pursuit,
Of that life that I seem to have missed.
So now is the time to do all that I can,
To live in the here and now.
The world is in focus with a brightness this day,
Why did I not see it before?
Now I will live each day as my last,
Knowing that soon it will be.