Someone for whom you throw open wide the doors of your heart

And invite inside for a cup of tea.

No matter that the cup is chipped, the tea is weak,

That there are dust bunnies under the table.

You can be who you are, embracing this moment

Discovering the essence of the person you hope to become

Mirrored in the unconditional love of a friend’s eyes,

In an exchange of heartfelt emotion, of give and take as easy as breath,

Refreshing the soul.

Published in Poems