Youth

A seed potted to flower
the stem of a rose outreaching it's goals
growing to heights unexplored
toying thoughts
practicing tomorrow
soul in a bottle
spilling a bit at a time
influencing environs leading the way
on a path once walked on
eyes that touch close to the earth
perceiving thoughts inane to the world
with always the hope
that one will come true




      N.J. Hartney