Martin Robertson

Now and Then

[I have you always in my mind]

I have you always in my mind

(and in my heart and in my flesh),

The all but palpable presence

of your warmth, of your kindness

—but sometimes I’m half blinded

as by a new revelation:

how, having muddled through my life,

for worse, for better, to this age,

how do I deserve

this total, this untroubled love?