just two young babes when first
our voices met
seeking out the harmony amidst
a sea of melody.
Immediately we fell as only children
can– making promises and plans
far beyond our capacities.
As the years unravelled, we held tightly,
clinging to the familiarity– a warm
soothing blanket– the gentle knowing
unlike any other.
We grew alongside each other
constantly accompanied by our perfectly
My fear, insecurity, self-doubt mingled
with your judgement and superiority
created our intimate isolation– a
fortress which none other could enter–
eventually toppled by impulsiveness and
that we had reconfigured– our love
stretched thin– like ties of kinship.
You watched and cried as i stumbled
forward– chaotically– fumbling for a
family and someone to take care.
stepping back, reserving judgement, allowing
me to melt into another
skillfully, as my perfectly-practiced co-dependence
Years moved forward and i began to draw back–
closing off, leaving behind my laughter and song.
Your proximity making perfect sense– unfathomably right.
Our worlds revolved in relation to each other–
until mine relocated.
Waking up several years later, amidst
the greenery and surrounded by love, there
are moments when you are the only person who
comes to mind–
when i’m overcome by music.
You, whose perfectly nuanced voice carried mine
along for years, the rise and fall, eb and flow.
Though our voices no longer seek each other,
they will forever harmonize.
And despite our disparate paths,
the connection between our hearts is one
that will stretch
across the years and miles–