i would gather you ~
cup these small hands together
to hold as much of you as i could
and walk you toward a garden
in slow, thoughtful steps

i’d feel you filling the spaces
between my nervous fingers
in the tiny wrinkles of my palms
knowing that i cannot keep
the parts of you that will overflow
beyond my simple means

and even if only traces of you were left
as i pushed past the gate
i would turn around and smile
knowing we had blessed the path
behind us.


One response

  1. oh my dear glenn…this is so beautiful, such the open language of your heart.

    August 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

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