February 18, 2021

so true

the only light tonight
enters my bedroom windows
from the bulbs strung out back

a faint glow
reflecting off the late night snow
offering a warm hello

and my barely open eyes
don’t see much
but the shadowed ceiling

whatever lives deep down in my chest
has some other kind of sight
a perfect vision, despite the light

and it sees me in all my aloneness
and it knows you and all our tenderness
two truths, fully present here in the dark

we are our own trinity
both of us beautifully unique
and also something better
in those moments when we allow
our independence
to be dependence
it takes trust
and it’s hard to hold them all at once

but when we do
oh, it is so true

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