a word of thanks, my gift to you
whose foresight, exuding intuition
masked beneath the cowardice of
moved worlds beyond my will.
Into an unknown certainty
and the birth of a new
and much more capable understanding
The recognition of giving and receiving
in equal measure–
a concept heretofore
unknown by my heart.
The balance of young and old reflected
back to me in his eyes and smile
impossibly familiar and entirely new.