Graceful Meeting

I watched a friend fall weeping
to his knees before you,
though you did nothing
to make him feel small.

It was just
the grandeur of the human
condition up close
which caused his longing
to overflow.

I looked away,
breathing with the bamboo
growing behind you,
swaying gently in the breeze,
not wanting to intrude further
on this infinite intimacy.

Though, in truth,
it is everything,
and I know what you said
when you whispered in his ear,
even if the exact words
escaped me.

I trust you'll find me patient,
for this first moment we met
exists forever.



Know content
Through graceful letters
Of perfection