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independent heart

"independent heart" - 7/4/15

when you ascend to love someone
in their physical absence
how do you tell them
once they're finally there?

do you whisper it
when they're just in the next room
so only you and the gods know
how you truly feel?

do you draw it in steam
an "x" on the mirror
just before they come into
the bathroom to brush their teeth?

do you bake rugelah for the first time
because you generally don't bake
or throw multicolor rose petals
all over the floor?

do you write a love song
or just hope that like a Quaker
you will look into their eyes, and they'll
blissfully agree with your version of the truth?

I like to think I am not alone in this
but I won't know for sure until
you come to rescue me
inevitably from silence

and wrap your arms around
my worried mind with no effort
you will know exactly what I need
and give me the greatest gift which is

your independent heart
when you ascend to love someone
in their physical absence
how do you tell them
once they're finally there?

do you whisper it
when they're just in the next room
so only you and the gods know
how you truly feel?

do you draw it in steam
an "x" on the mirror
just before they come into
the bathroom to brush their teeth?

do you bake rugelah for the first time
because you generally don't bake
or throw multicolor rose petals
all over the floor?

do you write a love song
or just hope that like a Quaker
you will look into their eyes, and they'll
blissfully agree with your version of the truth?

I like to think I am not alone in this
but I won't know for sure until
you come to rescue me
inevitably from silence

and wrap your arms around
my worried mind with no effort
you will know exactly what I need
and give me the greatest gift which is

your independent heart