As the World Explodes with Love

21 May


I keep anticipating that moment

outside time

when my body releases yours

after it has held you so tight

and you become your own


but how can I anticipate

a bright star coming into existence

across a galaxy


how do I anticipate

seeing you

an oh-so-familiar stranger

part me

part the love of my life

part stardust

and fully you


and I’ll finally wake up

knowing fully well

that despite these fantastic

and extraordinary experiences


(backwards roads

upward waterfalls

circular emotion

upside-down love

infinite beauty)


they are faintly drawn lines

memories of someone else’s existence

when I think of participating

in giving life to you


and I’ll show you the light shining through the trees

and you’ll show me the endless skies you traveled from

we’ll be each other’s guides

across seas

beyond lands and galaxies


and I’ll teach you how to put words to these feelings

and you’ll remind me what it’s like to see the face of God


you’ll grow

and I’ll try my best to slow down time

and suddenly the universe will seem so small and wonderful

as the world explodes with love



2 Responses to “As the World Explodes with Love”

  1. Kimba May 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    (Rejected 1st comment, trying again)…Oh my dear. This is one of the best poems you have ever written. Original, fresh images, heart-felt love. Really good! oxox

  2. Laura Laird May 23, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Every time I read one of your blog posts about your little girl your words bring tears to my eyes! You are gifted! And you help me remember the blessings God has given me through my 2 daughters. Your daughter is and will be adored and cherished! You are a blessing to her already! 🙂

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