You took my broken pieces
Anomalies and sharp edges
Cradled them in your hands –
Cherished them, and astonished me.
You set about righting my wrong aspects
Gently, without rancour or demand
Unblinkering my blind spots
Encouraging me to discover my faults
To think critically, but never criticize
To forgive myself the past, the hurts, the lies
To see the ways I let myself down
Letting me take my time
In acknowledging the distance
Between myself and
Who I’d like to be.
Each piece you held, you gave me to replace
Loved me, Anyway, and found ways
Kintsugi-gilding the places in-between
The beauty in the broken,
Sight unseen, but not beyond your thought.
Profound; your care –
You fought to let me know
How much I meant, and how much I could be
You knew me more than I knew myself
For in me, saw your reflection staring back.
Our parallels, though miles apart,
Still converging, combining,
Irrevocably intertwined, my 1000mile heart
We’re on our way,
And set for the horizon.
Each day my orbit spins with yours
Tilts and yaws with your gravity
With a force stronger than I knew possible
Unstoppable, and ever Becoming
More the ‘me’ the ‘you’ can see
And you the ‘you’ I know
As we evolve.
I’m here for you.
Because of you; I choose you
Because you first chose me
And showed me that beyond all else
The FirstThing – the EverThing – The EveryThing
We’ll never get old:
Dedicated without reservation, and with all love, to HastyWords.