Before You Part
It is right there
In the air,
Waiting to be grasped;
Like a concept of grown-up-ishness
In a world of naive childishness.
O remember what power surged through
Your tiny being when you knew,
Finally knew what that word
Long heard and studied meant.
It is likewise with the lightning flash
Of sudden deeper consciousness,
When a poem alights on your fingertips,
Or dances softly about your lips,
And whispers secrets only to you
As the universe bid her to;
Knowing you could take or leave
This tiny, glittering gift,
To keep or share or send along
For another soul's delight-
There is no wrong or right;
Just a choice that is good
For your very own aching heart.
Let it touch you
Before you part.