We two are here now

We two are here now

We two are here now;

Our pasts were there and then.

Memories percolate

Of other lives and loves.

And we remember the abyss,

The gulf of loss and grief;

Through hell and high water our orphaned souls, storm-tossed,

Were stranded on bleak, uncharted shores.

But in the safe harbour of our love we live anew.

Our pasts have forged our need one for the other.

We embrace them, absorb them, make them present,

And carry them into our future with a smile.

© Sarah Rochelle 2020