A sweet moment in the between times of falling in love and falling apart where action is subdued and one could hear the buzzing fly cutting the dead air humming silence.
The in Between of the inhalation and the exhalation,
That’s the moment you’ll find the treasure you seek that feels like the only thing that ever existed,
And as you exhale it will be gone but the faint memory of the possibilities will remain until you are either driven into madness,
Or surrender to the next breath.
I shot down each of my demons
And One by one laid clear my path,
I pulled one with the fletching torn,
As i stood face to face with a monstrous beast.
Without my arms I trembled
Eyes closed and cold sweat crawling zig zags down my cheek.
I died a hundred deaths before I opened my eyes
and saw before me
The beast quivering
eyes closed and beads of sweat.
I touched its shoulder
And the Eyes fluttered Open
My own eyes staring back
Holding a Broken arrow.
I died one hundred deaths
Before I opened my eyes.
Lying in bed with my 3 year old he says, “mommy because….. I love you forever.”
“You know what forever means?”
“Yeah because you’re always with me.”
“I love you forever and ever and ever.” But as I speak I think, well there’s a chance by circumstance I won’t be here forever, realistically thinking. “But Baby, what if I’m not here forever? What if maybe I am sent away one day?”
He stares into my eyes silent for some time. I stare back.
“Well then I will fly up and catch you. Yeah I will fly up and catch you and bring you back down so you will be with me forever.” He speaks with conviction.
“I love you baby Forever and ever!”