“You were everything I ever hoped to love.
Everywhere I ever wanted to be.”
That’s where you’re wrong, love. All I have is you. All I ever needed was you. Even on the darkest of days, I knew you were walking with me. I knew you were going to be there when I needed you. Because you were everywhere I ever wanted to be.
I knew you were in the wind, carrying my across the sky and through the trees. I knew you were in the ground, helping the most beautiful flowers grow. Helping to remind me of your presence. I felt you in the rain and no matter how cold the droplets were, infelt warmth. Yours. And I knew you were in the flames. If I looked close enough, I could see you dancing there, to a tune I couldn’t hear beneath the crackling of the wood.
So you see, all I ever wanted was you. All I ever wanted was to be yours. You were everything I ever hoped to love. I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you for sharing your light with me. Through the sun. Through the moon. Through the stars. Thank you for teaching me how to live again. Thank you for helping me understand what it means to be here and now. For helping me learn to be.
© Sarah Doughty
Thank you for you.
In my upcoming poetry book, Universal Echoes, I delve into the four basic elements — Earth, Fire, Water, & Air — and the Spirit, which connects them all together.
The Spirit is associated with all things — everything and nothing, across time and space, even through other dimensions — that holds everything together. The Connceting (the section on Spirit), focuses on these connections, making up this complexity known as life.