I can feel your heart across the miles
close to mine, warmly near and open
gazing at the gaping hole marring my being
accepting of my simple brokedness…

the shape of all you are fills the maw
that pain and doubt have carved out
of my soft fleshy heart
beating so quickly in your hands
still cowering in my corner

deep brown eyes gentle and knowing,
aware of the pain I bleed
softly glance into my soul
and pulls me close into herself
I collapse and gently weep away
the anguish and loneliness
gathered over the years

entangled hearts sometime meet
across the miles and years
slowly captivating the other
with a quiet caress or word
which draws me in slowly, inevitably
making me yearn for love again

for you jls…