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In the moment that the world

Image by Petteri Kantokari

Image by Petteri Kantokari

softens you return to me in
states of wonder raised by
doubt and continental fault lines.

In the moment that the crowd
reshapes you show yourself
to me in ways that all our
yesterdays could never reach.

In the moment that the rain
congeals to snow and ice I melt
to hear and feel you whisper
waiting’s over, I am here.

In this moment past and future
merge, no fault lines to divide us
crowds disperse and flow you to
me in this brace of winter snow.

© Elaine Stirling, 2012