there is only now 


It is hard to surrender to love

With so much to do.

When the battles are won,

Missions are completed,

Chores are done,

Dramas played out,

The kitchen tidy,

The children asleep…

There is a moment

In the heart of darkness

When you could give in and weep.

That scavenging dog

Keeping you from sleep

Is a messenger –

There is only now.