Love had swept me clean
and filled me with poetic silence.
I tried to repeat your strength,
I tried to whisper it still.
I stood strong in the un-poetic wind
and sought only, simply, to remember
Your arms, the river, the light
a raging smile…
and the kiss.
It echoes through me still
even you so far away, so far away…
Today the sky was so blue
and the clouds a deep utterance,
a swiftness of light.
And yet, I saw you there, like the
old man saw you there
by the river…waiting.
And you caught me.