What I wrote to myself...

Stephanie Guttenplan - pookie - love letter to the shadow of my heart


Every time she goes away
I know she can’t see very far
And I should leave her alone
For there is only darkness everywhere
Her house doesn’t feel like home

She is my angel 
Yet her eyes are on the dark side 
Her breath is a gift
Yet her chest doesn’t rise nor fall

So as I place my hand on her stomach
Another on her chest
Whisper to tell her
that I am crawling 
into the shadow of our heart 
to hold her sweetly
Letting her weep and sleep in my arms
To breathe for her
Kissing the wounds and wash her up.

Turning that pain into purpose
For us to stand tall
On the giants that came before us
So we can kiss heaven and hell
At the same time