(Laura’s promise to Leslie in episode 8 was to write him a poem. She read it to him – and made him cry, much to our listeners’ satisfaction – in episode 10.)

For Leslie. September 8, 2014.

I move toward you in my sleep

coming home

into your arms.

Our

limbs fitting

tightly

like we were

carved from the same

heartwood

of some ancient-rooted

tree.

Once cut from each other’s sides,

then cleaved, now

ingrained

and polished

from the years of coming

back

and

back,

my back to

your front,

smoothing over

all the slivers of the day.

Posted by Laura Camacho

3 Comments

  1. That’s lovely…..you sure you haven’t been married 45 years?

    🙂

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  2. That was truly beautiful and a perfectly constructed word poem. Love the visuals, and I’m so glad you have each other to heal your days.

    Interesting that your simile for marriage is trees. I compared used the two conifers that stood on the edge of the Homestead to describe us at our 25th vow renewal–different species but moving together in big winds with roots entwined–but yours is better crafted. 🙂

    I hope you will find the time to write more poems, love.

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