Love will be your legacy.

Love will be your legacy
Do not think otherwise
Do not presume that something you write or-
Even less- something you do will be
What you leave behind:
What hubris! What self- delusion!
It is love and love alone.
So regard this Old Man
When you sit at the head of your table
Cutting your guests down to some smaller size:
Once the dust has settled (and settle it will)
One question above all others will be asked:
Who Did Your Love Touch?
&, make no mistake, it is on this
Finally & with no appeal
That You Shall Be Judged.