Before you left we made a covenant

a pact among children

and time like sand tends to smooth such ardor

few keep their word when blood is young

still you returned

holding your promise like a shield

enveloping my scars

here you said

stand beneath this shelter

I will hold it up against

all that rains down

for some are built of permanence

whilst others shake bags of truth as

confetti, spurious on wedding day

who knows the divorce of passion

better than those who drive their words

through water until absolved

you stayed like ink on my tongue

the taste of squid and salt

and in counting

I found

one suffices

to even out the hurt

turn it smooth against your hand

like mending tapestries reignite lineage

you gave me strength

when I faltered, when I caved in

you were the temple upon which I held tight

as sea swallowed us whole and bursting through

air dried us into stalagmites

hold on

you reminded me, reaching through time

I have always been beside you

it is the weight of truth

turning like gold spun from flax



20 thoughts on “Shine

  1. Dear wisewoman you followed on my other blog but I closed it and reopened with the same name but slightly different site, after some internet trolls got a little too loud. Thank you so much for reading me here, it means a lot and I hope this is a good year for you my friend

  2. So am I still following you? I’m new to blogging and just trying to get a hang of how it works. I would like to continue to follow your posts. They really are very beautiful, I love to be able to feel what I’m reading (and writing), and your words make me feel. Love to you ~

  3. Thank you so much! I hope you are. If you go on my page it will tell you as you scroll it will say ‘follow’ or ‘following’ on the bottom right-hand-corner. Thank you again for your lovely words and I hope you will continue to blog on and on as it’s such a good thing for us to do and cathartic too xo

  4. I will check. I do plan to continue blogging. I found it such a release… those first, and only three posts, were sure wearing on me, and now I am lighter. XO

  5. I’m back to writing again! I’m having the same issue with finding who is following me… Found that I am following you but not seeing if you are following me. Hope you see my newest post. xo

  6. My friend. I just wanted to say thank you for existing here and for being a power in this world that gives me hope! I hope you have a really wonderful weekend xo

  7. Thank you so much. That’s the kindest thing anyone has ever said to me. I feel the same about you and appreciate your friendship and support ❤

  8. Yes! I’m so glad that we have found each other here. Every word from you is like a gentle hug that makes me feel like I’m going to be okay ❤

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