The shadows grow longer

As the day drifts to a close

Thoughts and feelings
Move as curtains in front of an open window


The scent from the Lotus

Mixes with the Passion Flower

Their respective color and light covers you

Covers you both


As you sit on the balcony in the early evening

On yet another day

With the honk of horns

And echoing of empty words


Drifting up from the street below

Peace you know, you both know

For you both know

One cannot truly love


Until nothing is wanted in return

Wants are peeled away one by one and let go

Like dry onionskins they are dropped into the blowing wind

Until finally you find yourself standing


Side by side

Alone but together

Bare but whole

In front of the rising morning sun