October 7, 2021

i will stop the world

i find her love
in the space between
the places most look past
under the last few words
of a difficult conversation
behind the critical phrase
we needed to hear
to move beyond

there, amidst the ruble
is the passion of a woman
who has been stifled
for a decade

i will sit beside her
watch her every move
see her in the cold light
be near her in the warmth
feel her soft skin
hot against mine
her breath over me

and i will stop the world
to be her friend
to end her doubt
to make certain she knows
i will always be here
ready and real
listening, waiting, pulling us

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