Underneath the sharp thorns of my suspicious, weary eyes
Lies a soft pool of heart
And you and me.
And only you and me.
Flowing back and forth
Into one another, through one another,
Engulfed not by the sands of time but by the ancient rhythm of destiny.
A giant stream of infinity, we are.
Can I lie here forever?
Can I lap up the dazzling emerald stars of your eyes until I die?
I hope so.
And as your gaze ebbs and flows around me
I swim in the subtle courage of knowing you, of you knowing me
Finally tasting the heights of intimacy
Like the sweetest nectar on my tongue
To see you, to let you see me
No longer a mystery
I come home to the home of your arms
To the swelling trust that exists between us.
My voice is small, a faint whisper:
"I need you.
Can I lean on you?"
And I cry.
I collapse into an ocean of tears, of heart.
These few tender words
My stunning display of vulnerability inspired by how safe you make me
It is the strongest
And most real
I have ever felt.