Neglect in Rispetto
It has been so long since I tended my yard
because life’s demands have drawn me away.
I love the nurturing and find it not hard,
but the toil now is elsewhere that does outweigh.
Time is fleeting, the demands so high,
that I can barely keep up without a tired sigh.
But, I am told, time is on my side,
if I only keep the end in sight and abide.