You are beautiful

Though you may never have known it

I do.

When we met, it was as if everyone else became less important

Because you were a lovely, wild satellite

Spinning above me

You look in the mirror and see labels affixed

Ugly, worthless, failure

And I see none.

Sometimes I want to learn to undo

The outcome of those years before I met you

To show who you really are

Minus the words that caused you pain

You are in every way

A creature of the ice and mountains

Your eyes burn into me like warm coal

Your fantastical mind unfolds

And I follow in your every creative wake

If you were earth and clay you’d breathe warm life

If you were a lake you’d have a golden light on your surface

If you were snow, you would fall, in slow motion

Wetting the eyelashes of us

Who look up in wonder

You are those forces of nature

You are color, stained permanent

The white tip of a hawks head, flashing against dipping moon

All these things

Are you

0 Replies to “You”

  1. This is such a lovely poem. I’ve known a few people like this. Too bad they are so rare, but then that’s also what makes them treasures. Hopefully you are in good spirits my friend 🙏🖤

  2. The beauty that is friendship is a wondrous thing. What a lovely tribute, especially here:

    “wild satellite

    Spinning above me

    You look in the mirror and see labels affixed

    Ugly, worthless, failure

    And I see none.

    Sometimes I want to learn to undo

    The outcome of those years before I met you

    To show who you really are

    Minus the words that caused you pain”

    It’s a gift to have someone like this in one’s life. You guys are blessed, Candice.

  3. This is one of the most beautiful things I’ve read in a very long time. It is a wonderful place! I agree, you are wondrous! I’m inspired!

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