into the emerald shadows with a thousand eyes,
the absolute gift
(while you remain so invisible to yourself)
let me capture your heart
and fold you forever
into my once insurmountable life.
this woman, her child,
a cruel disease licking away at the edge of all we hold dear.
(too early fatherless yourself)
who has learned to welcome all the
unexpected moments of fatherhood, filling the length of our lives.
you could see the thousand countless ways you
make our world
right as rain.
flowers of gratitude that spill
from my open palms
to land on your ears.
you would know.
the absolute gift of