FavoriteStory (for Marvin)

And while perusing

The bookstore of

My life I

Happened upon an

All-too familiar story

Of sweetness newly

Discovered in a

Landscape of bleakness

Of quenching rains

Of kindness after

Parching droughted meanness

Of long-awaited holiday

Gatherings after months

Of dark loneliness

It’s a story

Where a crooked

Smile sets to

Light a string

Of otherwise dim

Bulbs you reminded

Me of this

And it’s you

That has become

Yet once again

My favorite story


And then I

Really realized that

The lover that

I sought was

Me that I

Was the present

Present to be

Given and opened

That what I

Sought was here

And then the

World opened like

Origami doves that

Leapt into worlds

And I saw

For the first

Time the abundance

Of beauty love

And miracles that

This all is

Once I just

Simply knew me