ON SPRING: A poem about long-lasting love

I wrote this poem when I was about 17, I think.  Since my parents were in their early 40s when they had me, they were older than most of the parents of other kids my age. Several sets of my aunts and uncles were already middle-aged by the time I came along, and both sets of my grandparents were alive and well into their late 90s. With all these people around me who'd been very happily married for a lot longer than I'd been alive, I was inspired by them - especially my parents, who were best friends for their entire married life. This little poem came from my seeing love as something that can last a very long time.