There you were
as if you’d always been
smiling up through years of unbelief;
You took my hand
no questions why,
as natural as the night the clouds
the river strolling by.
We didn’t kiss nor did we lose sight:
it was eye to eye and hip to hip
it bit so deep it bit so wide
that I remembered how to smile.
Our bodies swayed together then apart
our rhythm known though
never tried or tested till this night.
The world unwound gave up a sigh
I didn’t say a word but knew I’d found:
a wisdom tree, a splash of light, a silver sound
it whispered that we stood unfettered now
on sacred ground..