What do you see
When you look at tomorrow?
Do you see yourself stretched and stressed,
Pulled taught and quivering under the tension
Of someone else’s deep dark places?
I see paths
More paths than the stars
Each a choice
Where the easy ones are the hardest
And the hard ones, easy.
Life and love
Are the hardest easy choices to make
Untamed at the start
Waiting for the lion tamer to learn her craft
But where life takes one
Love takes two
Love and life will devour you if you let them
One wrong move
One untimely blink of a hesitant eye
In a quantum leap
Life becomes pain
Love becomes hate
Claws emerge from flower petals and dew
Wavelengths of wave functions warp
And you are not where you thought you were
As you wonder how it came to this.
I want to kiss the fingernail scratches of scarlet
Once-life and un-love have left in trails down your back.
Carefully easing- releasing the tight trip wires of your heartstrings.
I will help to retame
That life, that love
That has spiraled dizzyingly
Into an abyss of regret
My hand is strong and steady
In the particle storm of ever changing feelings,
Safe harbor awaits
If you have the courage
To take the hardest path
To the easiest love