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Wide-Eyed Open

© Julia Fehrenbacher

I would have missed this

You, baby bird
with your half- broken wing
you, with your tiny freckles
and eyes that plead
please, please love me
just the way I am

I would have missed this
if I had held back the gush
of love
in that one-of-a-kind moment
the one that will never
be again

wispy angel clouds
hand reaching for mine
breath full of new
I would have missed you

if I'd been bound
by what was "appropriate"
by whether they'd approve
by should or shouldn't haves
what ifs or hows
if I had been measuring
or grasping, wishing
I had
or hadn't
If I had been thinking
this moment needed
to be more
or less

I would have missed this
but I didn't, thank God
instead I was

right Here

wide-eyed open
heartfirst diving
into this sparkling
never ending
sea of


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We two form a multitude

- Ovid

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

- Aristotle