Hope is the Name I Give to Us
as it streams between panes of glass
as I glance out...looking for you.
Hope is the soft leaf
as it falls from the tree
wanting to bury itself in the comfort found below.
Hope is a smile
genuine and surprised
reciprocated instantly without provocation.
Hope is your hand
gliding in mine
while your eyes lock onto mine.
Hope is a kiss
delicate and warm
that seals two lives together, once again.
Hope is my heart
putting together the pieces
that have shattered and scattered in pain.
Hope is love
Nearby or not
that continues to provide shelter from the rages outside.
Hope is the feeling
when I lay down beside you
that I will never awaken without you by my side.
Hope is the dream
the basis, the foundation
to build upon my own strength, wishes and goals.
Hope is hearing your voice in my head
feeling your presence when you're absent
covered by your love
when we are apart.