half a year

half a year
has gone by
in a flash
it would seem
yet so much
has changed
since that moment
of wonder

when you stopped me
from falling
off the edge
of the world
caught hold
of my hand
and changed my
direction
you brought back
my smile
and made me
feel safe
as I tiptoed
your heart
and let down
my defences

now with all
that I am
and with all
that I will be

I love you
my walnut
much, much more than too

your hand

you took my hand
in the frozen forest
with a warm and steady grip

the ground
     slipped
and
   slid
but I didn’t fall

with breaths of icy air
we stumbled on together
our fingers entwined

the forest fell away
  behind us
the hillside opened up
    before us

and onwards we stepped
into the light
and home