i have watched

your body

seen

the soft glow

of your skin

time

has not diminished

your radiance

it shines

and your body

perfect

glides effortlessly

through time.

 

i have learned

your fears.

 

i understand

the issues of

abandonment

deeply seated roots

in your psyche

your demons

ride in the night

of your mind

 

....still

i love you

 

unconditionally

i await the woman

who has taught me

such love

to find the love

within herself.

 

expecting nothing

in return

i remain

deep

in love

with this woman

whose radiance

still softly

glows

and stills

the dark emptiness

that was my heart.

 

i understand

all too well

demons

of the mind.

 

patiently

softly

i await

the moment

you are free.