I Saw Two Souls

From my beloved river I saw two souls
me with my slash of a smile
and you always current the boardwalk of faith unseen
smiling your moments pleasure for all the world to see
your shield of experience invisible
your sword a patient waiting
for all will pass over all will show itself in the pieces
I saw two souls in the river and was pleased.

That feeling of loneliness will pass
if you give yourself over to it embrace it as if the clouds
themselves were part of the whole wide plan
as if the lifting of an eyebrow would open a shaft
of sunlight upon the ground
the palms of your hands opened not to strike
but put upon the shoulders of a mountain
wracked by sobs the strongest of us all sometimes
cannot bring themselves to see
two souls there upon the water
rippling in the current of their grief.

The small dogs and the children can tell
what burdens and dashed hopes people carry around
what has closed upon their hearts and left them singular in scope
the small dogs and children can tell.
One showed me his pictures one sniffed the back of my hand
which was which I leave to you to figure out
each can smell fear each can smell the smallest doubt
and see a house divided before them.

From my beloved river I saw two souls
and I was embarrassed by my lack of faith my openness
had shrunk to a fist
while you shown like gold within an overlighted room.
Yet I felt not overpowered by your presence
but lost in the smells and the feel of your hair
and the warmth of home.
I saw two souls there for you lifted me up
waiting at the gate waiting the way you do.

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I Saw Two Souls

bill bell

Everett, United States

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