My Wish for William

by Carolin Messier

Living in your world, my Dear

of dangers, and maliciousness, and false apologies

would bury me in suffocating grave,

perpetual darkness filled with loneliness.


Receive my radiance, my Dear

my most abundant joy and life, deep into the shadows

of your darker view of how things are,

both of humanity and circumstance.


Come into the light, my Dear

and feel the breath of butterflies and wings of hummingbirds

as my lashes brush your cheek and brow

accept my sweetest care and tenderness.


Please stay here with me, my Dear

and write with me our daily scenes, strung out on silver threads

strength from homely days and adventures shared

will join us for eternity, in love.