I wonder where you are tonight.
Each of you. You who I lived with
for twenty years. You who I grew
up with. You who I almost loved.
Are you searching for a sweater
as the sun goes down? Are you
running from the law? Or from
yourself as we did so long ago?
I feel you dancing with each other
in the basement of my heart. When
I call, you hush each other till I’m
drawn into some other trouble.
I hope you’re not plagued with
regret. Some things are not meant
to mend, but break into some-
thing entirely life altering.
We did what we could.
A Question to Walk With: In your journal, write a letter to someone you are no longer in relationship with, trying to be honest without judgment about what transpired between you.
This excerpt is from my book, The Way Under The Way: The Place of True Meeting, 2016 Nautilus Award Winner.
*Photo credit: Samuel Silitonga