March 13, 2022

sidewalk

i caught a glimpse of you
walking on the street
as we passed the plate glass window
with the asian noodles on display
you were strong in the reflection
with your arm in mine
your eyes ahead
storming into the moment

and this is what life is like with you
standing still is falling behind
you keep us pushing
toward the new version of us

but today, i grab your hand
slow you down for just one moment
we turn to face the glass
see ourselves tall, together
your smile weakens me
so i give in to your kiss
a touch to stop the traffic
to slow the earth’s rotation
to pause the sun’s rays from entering the atmosphere
our lips, meeting in the old light
we find truth in each other
friendship, trust

today
on a sidewalk
in a city
i am yours


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