From Us Two
We give our time like you give
and full affection, fearless of rejection.
Two of paint and music,
of flashlight play and dress-up magic,
you are the ones we hold in the torrential rains, the smile
that comes regardless of the backyard trees that crash to
the ground – all wires touching pavement.
Two of everglade emotions,
of all-out tears and jealous eyes,
we bless you as we would the best in our lives.
You have made us closer –
caring for, rejoicing in
the effort and rag-time joy
that is the two of you.
Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst
Published in “PoetryMagazine” December 2015
Published in “Tangerine Heart Poetry Zine” October 2015
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