Uh Huh Uh.

I remember the burn from that spark
The contender that lit fire in the dark
An ember that fueled the flame in my heart
Your tender and rendered permanent mark

I remember you shouldered my load
When the rest only sputtered and slowed
How the words and the feelings just flowed
Your timbre like a salve to my soul

I recollect how I committed my time
To resurrect this heart of mine
To interject and redefine
The dialect between you and I

I still read your words of encouragement
That fill my bones with deep nourishment
And I will, as you know, be ever present
Stand until you forego and tell me to sit

My Pleasure To Bear Your Pain.

Amid the anger and tension,

something I forgot to mention…

just a simple truth or two,

words I’ve spent before on you,

And since I seem to fade away,

things between you and me remain,

always, a thing:

unclean – unchanged…

thunder rolling ahead of rain,

this sense of solid certainty,

on my word, will die with me,

hard-wired deep within my brain,

A treasure chest in my rib cage,

you are woven into my destiny…

A truth at rest inside of me,

Until the Gods show me differently,

You can look for me,

and here I always am,

it’s my pleasure

to bear your pain.

20-Hour Lifespan.

Can I fill your palm with trinkets taken away,

from the struggles I’ve come through to get here today?

Can I trail along behind every step that you take?

Can I open my chest and show you the mess that you’ve made?

Try to drive home to you all the notions abound,

like feathery thoughts gently showering down,

can I stay beside you now?