adventures in dysthymia

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Woman in the Other Room, a poem

The Woman in the Other Room

Knowing you are there
is all that’s needed,
that our lives will

cross and intertwine
here and there,
now and then,

that we are two vines
climbing together
toward whatever heaven

we might dream
but rooted in
our common soil.

You are the woman
in the other room,
making your way

as I make mine,
through the wordless days
of this house

and of our lives.
The quiet of you,
the knowing you are there

and I am here,
becomes all —
all that is needed.

Stephen Brooke ©2013

This comes from something a friend said to me years ago about her ideal relationship. Perhaps I can sympathize more with her words now; there’s a lot to be said for shared privacy.

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