Together, our moments, first gently, awaken this Unexpected, fragile flicker. Warmth rises from deep within, Blush rushes to my surfaces, Exposing my quietest secret. Your voice is autumnal afterglow, Baritone whisper a sip of fine wine. My lips part, always wanting one drop more.
What molten rage appears behind frosted windows
Your panic rises, scorching, then cools icy and remains
Tempers your home cannot, scarcely, contain
Trembling crumbles your well planned calm
You’ve known the truth for far too long
A wink, a blink, a flash, you’re gone.
Though I cannot touch your shirtsleeve, I reach out. You answer me, pull me close with softly written words. Soothe. Calm. We shield ourselves with flannel paragraphs, Hold life’s storms at bay, Understanding, no matter what our whethers, Friendship moors us in undeniable harbour.