For Susan

I feel a vivid force arrive

It enters me

Climbs all over

Swims inside me

Alive and it flows from you

Given with your power of restraint

An understanding

It combs through my emotional longings

Awakening my species of gratitude

Arriving before I invite it

An overwhelming visitor

Hearing my raw voices

Connecting fibers of my wild desire

Melting anxious uncertainty

Into a binding alloy

That feels love

Living in your soft skin

Where fears and failures

Guide broken confidence

To a safety of new wholeness

Rising into an unspoken poetry

Living in the spaces

Where magic is born

Between your inspired words

This vivid force


My heart’s gratitude

And comes and comes

Like a precious spirit

Surrounding me with your love