You Are There, I Am Here, and That is the Way it Is

danceI love you.

You may never know how much, but I love you. You may never know how the fiery idea of you consumes me; how the wonderful thought of your embrace comforts me. You are there, and I am here, and that is the way it is.

Please smile.

You may never know how your smile sends my soul to flight, but it does. You may never know how the curves of your lips and the light in your eyes sends shivers up my spine. You are there, and I am here, and that is the way it is.

I want you.

You may never know how much, but I want you. You may never feel the way my body responds to your touch; how the very thought of my flesh in your hands sends me into a frenzy. You are there, and I am here, and that is the way it is.

Please be happy and free, and let the light spring breeze soothe your mind and set your heart liberated in the fields of perfect harmony. Please know the love that has brought you into my soul, and feel the light that has shown me the way to wonderful places. Go there, feel the soft sand in your toes and the world at your feet; look up at the clear blue sky with your arms spread wide and fly wherever you wish to go. Wear no chains on your feet and allow no man to clip your wings.

I ask you, my love, to be all these things. Be light, and free, and wise because I have given you up to know these things. Know yourself not through the cynicism and dependence you were taught, but through the love and power you became the moment you were conceived. Do not find fear in the thunder, but love in the rain that pours all over you.

If, then, you wish I am here. Waiting, among the ecstatic sounds of love and fragrant life abundant all around us. We can make love in those fields while dancing in the fullness of our own unique humanity. We can shiver in our touch, sweat in our mystic delight, and be humans within the cloakless form of wonderful anticipation.

Good night, my darling.  I say this prayer that you may dream of the wonderful potential beyond the obstacles you see. There I am waiting, and there is where you’ll find me.

photo by: Dino ahmad ali