How I Know The World

I tiptoe around you
Like a ballerina
On the lake of swans
Not in adoration or homage
But fear and anxiety
That I’ll do something wrong
That you will snatch
With the strike of a snake
Your love from my heart
For I have not known
Love without reason
Without conditions attached
With the breath
Of a practiced free diver
Feeling confined
I hold and wait
For your love or patience
To run out
Not because of anything
That you have done
But because
This is the way
That I know this world
That I’m living in
These are my experiences
That I draw from
To anticipate each day

Debbie Gravett © 2020.11.30

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

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