Time Just Erases

by jimowensjr

time just erases

the ragged dark traces,

these wide open spaces

and seeing new faces

carry such fresh little graces;


fire’s molten white dross

that’s refining some loss

or bearing some cross

over stones damp with  moss

such pains you must toss;


though some surely leer

whilst straining to hear

heart’s voice speaking clear

there’s no more to fear

whatever comes near


these breakers might roll

yet this virtue extol

to be finally whole

and release all control

if you’d quiet your soul.