With persistence and patience

you coached your body

to the ebb and slow

to current of melancholy tide

often you went forth

and many a time you walked back

taking and giving

learning and teaching

until the final Acheron

with its undulating end

going one direction

and you know

this better not be the final

still you have

many things to see

many goals to pursue

still you have

many people to touch

joys and sorrows to live

then, there must be

another time

there must be

it must