FOR THE FIRST TIME, AGAIN

Love
Flowing through
Fills my face with tears,
Pure joy,
Showers understanding
Into my heart
Cleans the debris of life’s doubts
Away
Parts the rivers of mistrust that threatened to wash my soul of warmth
Lights the night sky in calm clarity

Flooding my skin with beats and breath
Inhaling empathy like oxygen
Coughing up cobwebs of ill-will and ignorant regret
Returning to sender letters of hate and pain
Fear replaced by a fullness of being

Being
Being here
Seeing everything and knowing nothing
Nothing at all but you
Your love
Your message
Carried so openly and hidden from sight
By my own hands
Shading my shame from the blinding brilliance of your smile

Finally
I see
I am here
You are here
Here
Under my skin,
Everything I am,
And I have found you
For the first time
Again

If I never see your face
It will have been enough
To know
Just to know
You
What you meant
How
And why
I never could have known
Any earlier than
Now

 

July 2009 – Brighton, UK

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