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

wonder

it’s a wonder
that we reached this place
at all
such twists and turns
that led here
so many choices made
where ways forked
just the slightest deviation
and our paths
would not
have crossed
if allowed, a mind could warp
thinking of the what-ifs
and the how-on-earths
so a mind
must just accept
this is how it is
and be ohsograteful

Touched

overcome
with emotion
the realisation
that my words
spilled out
can touch
others

my thoughts
conceived in
pain and joy
and splattered
on this page
can touch
others

and always
the struggles
of self-worth
make it hard to see
how anything I do
can touch
others

yet you tell me
they reach you
so my tear-stained
words I let slip now
so that they
can touch
others

thank you precious friends
in this joyous press of words

Walking Gently

I am gently tip-toeing
with my bare feet
picking their way with care
over your hopes & dreams

This rising wonder
is a thing of beauty to me
too precious to be crushed
by foolish steps

Breathing softly now
to not disturb our
fragile foundation
before it solidifies

You are sweet as nectar
and I would be as a bee
love-drunk and stumbling
but I will take care

I am gently tip-toeing
with my bare feet
picking their way with care
over your hopes & dreams