here and now

beloved:
i have waited
breath by breath

for your arrival
now you
are here
bones and flesh
and blood
aphrodite
finding favor
with my request

you feel
so familiar to me
family
from another lifetime.
your hand
on my
cheek
undiluted
grace.

i remember
menemsha
in the winter
getting lost
together
in the deep

i feel you
here
a heart without question
someone to watch over
me.
katharine love

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