Places Where We Meet

February 26, 2013

It doesn’t matter how you show up
There are places where we meet
Places I like to frequent
Your luminescent voice
Bubbling over the connection
Where our hearts beat
When raucous laughter
Punctuates your anger
With crude expletives
A heartfelt blessing
Acceptance of deceit
In one fell swoop
Your mother’s fears cut down
I sense your need to be strong
Needing to be in separate places
Breaking up is easier
We pick a fight
Where no one faces
The sadness of our plight
It doesn’t matter how you show up
There are places where we meet
Where beauty masks
The jagged words of
Painful disconnection
What we say
A noisy interjection
No words
In the places where we meet