You know someone loves you
when they put the moon in your
tea to calm your worry. You know
someone is honest when they put
what they’ve broken before you,
not out of anger, but softly on a
pillow in the middle of the house.
You know you’ve found your family
when they come over, no questions
asked, and listen carefully, even when
you have nothing to say. And to dream
of birds circling ahead of you as you
wander through a sunlit field meansyou are about to meet a friend who
will touch your soul. But if you dream
that you can breathe underwater, it
means you will save someone in the
days to come. We are touched by
fantastic things that seldom speak.
So be careful not to turn away the
mute angels who are waiting.
A Question to Walk With: Describe someone who loves you and how you know this is true.
This excerpt is from my book of poems in progress, The Song Gives Birth to the Singer.
*Photo credit: Engin Akyurt