for tjr: today and every day
it happened while i wasn’t looking;
it happened while i was in pretty deep—
trying to climb up and out from that steep
dark that meets me even in my sleep.
but this time, you. you were there, too,
saying, yeah, i feel it; it’s true—
but, it will pass. hold on, like the last time;
hold on, and it will lose its power,
and you will
it means every thing to have another
being there to say – i’m here –
it means every thing to have
a hand reaching out, an ear opening,
a heart-mind waiting to
wrap itself around you.
even across the creeping
light-years, miles, blues, trials:
we are all connected
and that has made all the difference.