by Barbara Boughton
You were there
I didnít know
I stumbled against you
You caught me.
You slept soundly
The sheets coiled around you
I turned away
thought of these last months
When we circled each other
children, spoiling for a fight.
We pulled apart like a stretched
And wondered why it didnít break
But bounced back.
We struggle to talk
And share our secrets
We hold them safe
the world outside
Making our way together
We trip and roll
Up a hill and down
Intertwined like a childís braid.
Iím out of breath, you say
Lean against me, I say.
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