Self portraits are an interesting exercise. I have long struggled with them.

Terijo, beyond the quality of your writing, authenticity and intelligence of your thoughts, I’ve realized subconsciously I connect on the issue of trust.

Just did a word count in my haiku’s — 27 direct references to trust. Probably well over 100 indirect references.

on haunches, paw palms
chest, groundhog nose traces arm
seeking more fruit, grace

I trust you.