I breathed enough to learn to smile
Even when the heart did not smile
I could turn her gaze inwards to wonder
Happiness is too a choice in this world.
Among the cunning acts of this world
There’s bravery in attraction and the chase
That to put another in our heart
Is to seize the day with an uncommon treasure.
How long must we permit ourselves to wait
As if loving or being loved was not our place
I never told you of my buried gold
Or how I cradled you in my mind.