Bedrock

When my life shattered

splintered fragments littered

a wide horizon

as darkness fell

within a storm

and my being dropped

into the void

poetry could not tell

the depths of it

and yet still

I try to give it words

at that time

your love was the bedrock

of my life

this love of yours

was not a human love

in its entirety it was celestial

granting me a capacity for suffering

such as would exile me

from my people

this is both the wound

and the scar

but its smarting

contains the healing medicine

essential

to my soul

for even as humans depart

ignore

dismiss

and disdain

you remain

and your surest foundation

gives me faith

to endure

every possible pain

for you

unconditional love

are my bedrock

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