Day Six of Seven Days of Love:
Things I think about on a lonely afternoon:
How easy it is to fall asleep beside you.
How lying in your arms must be
What it felt like to rest in my mother’s
Arms as a newborn.
How some nights I crawl under my covers
To hide while I read a book
But now I’d rather listen to you
Getting lost in worlds your words create.
How connected I feel to you
We give truth to the re-connection of parted
Souls. What we have together is soul-true,
Not just another Dating Game episode.
How the days seem to run together, indistinguishable
And it’s okay because in all the run-together days
I can find you embedded in them
Even if sometimes it’s only in my mind.
How it’s because of you that I learned
Not to take God’s blessings for granted
Or the slanting of the Universe to make
One of my dreams come true.
How I learned the cost of choosing to
Value a heart that continues to trust
In feelings that don’t need the presence
How paying attention –really beginning to see–
Helped me see who is truly hearing me.
How you gave me the heart and the chance
To experience time flowing like a river
It’s constantly moving, it’s not just an illusion,
But still I learned to keep swimming.
Because one day time will stop and
The river will stop flowing
And these will just be the things I was thinking
On a lonely afternoon. And good-bye will be words
That never got a chance to be spoken
Imploring me to live my life running away from
My fears when I could be lying in your dreams,
Living in your arms, Living with your words.
Peace & Love,
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