An Old Warrior

the old man sits on the corner

of the crossroads

bathing in the morning sun

as the villagers drive by

chasing hopes, dreams and the future.

the old man is defiant, present,

nourishing himself on every moment

of light.

facing his last days the brave warrior has stopped time,

having slayed all his dragons,

he sits peacefully. content.

And the villagers pass him by

chasing dreams and the future.

06/2020 Puyloubier, France