I tried to unlove you

But I couldn’t


So whatever sliver of affection

You have for me

It’s enough


I am teetering on the edge of elation and despair


Like walking the highwire over Niagara Falls


One slight misstep could spell disaster

But I stop in the middle of this hard crossing

Drenched in the bitter spray of the mist

To pledge my love once more

Saying, simply

I love you


And I place one foot in front of the other

Take another step

And another




In this turbulence

Buffeted by strong winds

But unassailable in the truth of my love

One step

One more step

One step at a time

Waiting to see your hand reaching out to me

Ready to pull me up

Into your embrace


David Trudel  ©  2012





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