Meeting 12

Don’t give up.
Don’t surrender to fear.
Surrender to hope,
and come to me by night.
I will hold you lightly;
let you go whenever
you need me to;
keep a place for you in my heart;
and never abandon you.

Meeting 11

In this latter hour
and after
all these changes
approaching you my
heart is in my mouth like
a giddy schoolboy
and the warmth of you
floods my pores
before I ever consider
will you smile
on me
this time?

Meeting 9

We compare scars
mine a funny shape
yours in a weird place.
Put bandaids on,
help each other scratch
the places hard to reach.
There’s a scab we’re picking off
and another we’re leaving alone.
I can’t remember whose.