Friday, July 21, 2017

Write Your Name

i would write your name in cursive
so you could watch its loops and flow
so you could understand the beauty
in the circle of depth and growth

i would write your name in the glowing sand
so you could marvel at its shine
so you could breathe in wonder at any
soft imprint and let go the pull
of the tide

i would write your name in the drying sidewalk
so you could sink in its permanent
so you could know that the shape
of our choices deeply matters,
and in forming your own, feel content

i would write your name on the windows
the hallways,
the bus stops,
the railcars,
as many times as you need
to be reminded
that you are here--
that you are worthy,
i would write until the invisible is seen.