I did not want to go into this blind.
Tossing my favorite, rose colored glasses aside.
Inspecting the landscape, I took my time.
Searching the mountains high and the valleys below.
Old knee scrapes, from tumbling down
love’s craggy hill, made me cautious and slow.
Time? I am taking it still…
rest assured my love, I will.
The time for uncertainty has passed.
The abuses of yesteryear, have escaped.
Daggers no longer puncture a fragile heart
or the crevices of my mind.
You reintroduced me to self, once shelved, later buried.
I am strong and courageous, willing to shine.
You know, that funny lady with the great smile?
The abundance of love is busting, I have light to share.
Easy going, most days…always loving, even during
those perceived frightening times, I Am..self aware.
Thank you, My Love, for your patience
and a never ending kindness that breathes life…
into self possessed funeral pyres.
I love you more than I can say. And the answer
to your question is, yes, yes I will.