For him, II

[22 February 2020]

and I see you standing there, head
held tall, tilted sideways, filling the space
between the under
sky and the over sky, claiming it,
calling it your own with such a sweet sense
of deference and forbearance and gentle
uncertainty that makes my
heart jump when you walk
by or maybe sometimes even brush my hand. Was
it deliberate? I count the moments
between seeings and wonder if a life could be built
here, built up over and over and over and
over, stringing together the simple rhythms
of daily things into rust-red bricks and honey-oak
floors and slightly cracked drywall and bathroom
tile: the things that give us meaning
make us human.

6 responses to “For him, II”

  1. tara caribou avatar
  2. sheikhfaizariyaz avatar

    Writers’ magic 💞

  3. proctorcharlie avatar

    I happened to pop back in here and read this on Holy Saturday. It left me musing on that mysterious relationship between Jesus and the Apostle John and wondering about the element of romance or intrigue in any of my own chance encounters and how those elements may or may not relate to the reality of my life and existence.

  4. orkidedatter avatar

    Stunning piece💖

  5. Shantanu Baruah avatar

    what a gorgeous creation

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