You came to me like a rescue hero parting a sea of darkness.
Wrestled me from boogie men, villains and pirates...
Perhaps a little too nonchalant; still waters ran deep in you--
The many times, when telling stories from my life, you wept
tears silently collected on your chest.
Oh, how I fought you like a good adult child always does.
Gotta keep the messes covered up, can't trust love, gotta suffer silently, didn't know my voice counted.
Little fists and barbs aimed between your eyes, your gut--
I tried to get far away from you.
How could such stability and patience and unconditional love be for me?
Like everyone I'd ever loved, I was sure you, too would betray me.
Lashed and battered, drowned desires.
An echoey candle in the wind. My faith was thin.
Darling it's taken me this long to see what a deep lake soothes like and how a shallow lake complains...
I love you more today than any other day.
Miraculous gifts appear when you stick to your vows.
Our love never wavered, never untrue.
Once afraid to be more than physically there for you; now my heart and mind are brave too.