You: A Poem

Your embrace has the softness of a love letter written in cotton ink on a rose scented summer day

When you speak your words feel like the soles of my feet walking the soil of the promised land

You are a warm meal after a soul debilitating winter’s day

You’re a kind greeting on the darkest of mornings

Your smile curves like the arrival of salvation when all has been lost

You’re the first breath after an eternity under bleak waters

You are the slow return of feeling on the tips of my numb fingers

You’re the birth of a long prayed for child

You’re the first drop of love on the dry cracks of a broken heart

You are the last tear of agony and first tear of joy

You’re all and more

All I’d ever, and could ever, ever hope for