by Julie Britzman Van Brasch
We came together guilelessly,
Ease being present so quickly
What now is this caution in your eye?
As if you are scaning for trouble;
As if pain were a deeper truth
Than happiness is
But how are you to know that I’m sane,
Which is better than not being crazy.
Don’t use our time fretting,
I’m not that complicated
Nor do I have heavy baggage
That I will make you carry
If we travel together as a couple.
Relax, no heavy lifting is required to love me
Oh sure, I have baggage;
Only the sages do not carry
The weight of their past
As a kit to their future
But my case is not so heavy,
And its wheels are mostly the good, slippery kind.
Just a small carry-on
that no one but me is responsible for.
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