Sooner or later things fall into place
Sooner or later love finds its own space
We must decide if we dare or retire
When warnings forestall, and our state becomes dire
Will somebody venture or try setting foot,
Sooner or later, where none ever stood?
Sooner or later we’ll come to a head
Sooner or later we’ll end up in bed
Would it be wise or just terrible folly
To abide by a voice, which is never just jolly?
Impartial questions insist on their due
Sooner or later we must talk it through
Sooner or later you will catch my gaze
Sooner or later a fire must blaze
Oh, but who dares to lay kindle to ardour
To think of beginning the search for a harbour
While nobody promised that kind of response
Sooner or later each flame needs a sconce
Sooner or later or no time at all
Sooner or later we reach out or call
Still there is no guarantee we won’t founder
Perhaps we were just meant to meet and to wonder
Whether that split second captured our souls
Sooner or later defining our roles
Sooner or later our timing must slow
Sooner or later we surely will know
Was it supposed to be real and consuming?
Was it the chance in a million for blooming?
Maybe each human must search an adventure
And pledge every thought or emotion to nature
From Aspects of Attraction
© HMH, 2014