The Stone Coyotes

A Dangerous Game

B. Keith


I remember laughing in some café long since gone

We didn’t take it all too seriously

Others could fall by the wayside

But not you and not me


I thought the sun would burn forever, didn’t you?

We’d stay untouched by the flame

So help me God, I never knew

We were playing such a dangerous game


The years make no exceptions to the rule

They will seal the lips that kissed

Up until recently

Time was just a trinket on my wrist


Even now I’m not sure I believe it

The odds we might defy

But those shadows lengthening

Have something in them of goodbye