~ Finally ~
Here she is, finally
Standing before me
Something I only ever dreamt of
In some deluded way
During times of darkness
A quiet humbleness comes over me
Like standing before a natural force
With a depth and beauty
I just can’t understand.
I always felt about the age of thirty
I’d stop my rampage
And meet the woman
Who would finally straighten me out.
Dylan called it ‘shelter from the storm’
And it certainly feels that way
As the warmth of her
Causes puddles of pain
To form at my feet.
In the morning I lie with her in bed
Her dog lays beside it
His head rested on the carpet
Eyes staring up at me
With a knowing look of recognition.
I say goodbye, kiss her
Walk out into the day
And suddenly things are different
The little things don’t matter
Trivial troubles are nothing.
I smile and say hello to the people I pass
I hold the shop door open for the person behind me
Everything is okay;
Life is not so bad after all.
I know that this feeling probably won’t last
But for now, it’s enough
To know that a single soul can shine so brightly
Like sunlight coming through the forest canopy
Breathing life into my world
Blooming my flowers
Turning me into a dreamer
And if this is just another delusion
Then let me stay deluded
For my world has never looked so good
Now that I know
She’s in it.