a fearful gesture

by erika

What is this?

A fearful gesture

An amazing 180

The window at half-mast

This not knowing what’s to come

This glorious new curiosity

 

Here in my chest

Right here

As if it were my own

there is

one last taste of strawberries

that song

one

more

time

 

Here in my chest

I recognize it

Bigger than all the plagues and dangers

Right here

There is hope

To smell the leaves change

To sing the tune without the words

To push off the wall

one

more

time

 

But right here

Here in my chest

Bigger than all the plagues and dangers

A fearful gesture

To hold hands like I mean it

To know myself without

To perch on the soul

 

And

Never stop

At all