A Moment in Time

A night light cast long shadows across the room
Kneeling there in the semi-dark beside The Chair
My shoulders shook with sobs that would not fall
Dry eyes longed for tears
Where were they?

I did not hear you open the door to my sanctuary
But I heard soft footsteps behind me and hoped it was you
A hand came to rest upon my shoulder
My sobbing ceased
I turned and saw the legs of a man
You took my hand and drew my eyes to the level of your own
Yes! It was you!
Suddenly the aching in my heart didn’t hurt so much
You wrapped me in your arms and held me close
So close
Our hearts beat as one
For a moment in time I belonged to you
I found comfort in your touch
Acceptance in your eyes
There were no words, for words were not needed

You could not stay, for out there you would be missed
But the point is that you came
And that made all the difference
You found my hand again in the darkness
And held it a moment longer
Before letting it slip softly away.
When you disappeared around the corner
The tears that would not come before now flowed like a raging river
For in that moment in time
I fell in love with you


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