A tenuous touch, entwined within the steely safe of the unexpressed
Long dreams and broken corridors, ageing frayed faces turned solemnly away.
Blinking eyes and tortured tears, tipping ready to fall.
A cacophony of silence stealing your heartbeat,
A startled shock at life again,
O’h thunderous drum of joy.
Breath alarming and rasping, cheek to cheek, tilting faces toward a sun unseen.
There is beauty in the unfolding new life,
Tears fall with release.
Elaine Robinson September 2016