Today could have been a day filled with anger and pain
it could have been a day of endings and moving away.
There could have been harsh words thrown across rooms
there could have been lines in the sand.
With all of the pain we have been through
with all that’s been said and been done.
There could have been nothing left of us here
instead there is still me and you.
We are taking heed of each other
we are trying to fix broken things.
We are taking the high road in action and deed
we are practicing love as a skill.
We haven’t fallen victim to the harsh words,
to the disgrace, and the hate.
We may actually have closed the distance between us
and have found our way back to that place.
The place that transcends the selfish,
the place that transcends fear.
The place where we open up all that we are
and come closer than ever before.
*For dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar – Contrast *