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I See You

Monday, February 15, 2021

Like the salt in the ocean you can’t see until it’s dry,you are the rock that keeps us all together;the command with which you roam this earth makes me afraid,afraid not of getting in your way but helping you on your own.

I see you but you don’t want me to.Like the bright sun hiding under a still lake,the hand you hold out behind me is clearer than ever —you are scared but I can never know.The thought of salt staining your shirt would reveal too much:the rock would weather.

I see you barring your path,keeping us away;getting too closewould only hurtmore.

I see you from afarbut unlike the skipping rock on a protected reservoir,the generations of waves between uswill cease to end —

I could not hold you like I wishedyet I'll never let go of the hand you held out for me.