Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously


Lying next to you is the best thing

I have in my life…

something so overwhelming sometimes

I have to close my eyes against

the sense of fullness

that surrounds us.

With my head on your shoulder,

arm across your belly

nestled in your strong grasp

gentled for me

I feel as though I have been given

the most beautiful gift in the world

a growing thing

a vine of sweet communion

where my thoughts are your thoughts

and your dreams are mine

where there’s laughter


comfort and joy.

You are my best friend

keeper of my secrets

the quiet night rain

when I thought all hope had passed

in my soul’s drought

but then awakened in the dark

to the scent of ozone

and release

from the heavy cover of waiting.

There you are,

quenching my thirst

softening me,

embracing me,

coaxing me to grow again.

(c) RCGA, 2013

I have been writing steadily all month, but in a file and on paper… today I’m going to try to get some of the poems moved over, finish out the month here. It’s been an interesting time, doing this writing every day… I may take a break and then do it again. I have been in my “strange space” for a few days, reflective on what midlife is about, on gains and losses, chances taken and missed, etc. etc. I think the Universe likes me to stay on my toes, wants me to stop putting rocks in my pockets and just keep walking. God, life is amazing.


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