and there we were, the two of us, floating.
i’ve seen indescribable. you’ve seen incomprehensible.
but i feel clear about one thing, and it is the way you say my name. there is surety in that depth.
whenever i look outside, whenever i venture past my solace, there is the prospect of fear. occasionally i stare it in the face, taunt it, tumble around in it – and then, on the smaller days, i run back home where the oregano and sage await. you understand that in me.
i’ve come to another place on the river where i don’t know how to alight. testing the waters is something i do often. my reflection is everywhere, looking for answers.
you told me i make it easier for you to be you.
you make it easier for me to…be.