being held
that moment when we are one
and our arms act
like a river from our heart
from me to you
you to I
without expectation
without fear
saying as one that I believe
in you and who you are
that i am here
every bit as much as I can be
and that
I know that you are here for me...
a thousand thoughts are spoken
in the quiet silence of this embrace

      N.J. Hartney