It took me a long time

to see

a long time

Where were you hiding

So wide your spaces

I couldn’t find peace

Hours of days of infinite

in a battle

Every minute longing to escape

While you were free

wide open in spite of me

Now I let you rest your gaze on me,


Something still pushes back inside me

but time, servile,

has hollowed the spaces

I can breathe you in

every inch of me falls at ease

like a drug filling my tired limbs

I lie here and I look at you

like an old man who finally gives in

blessed with the revelation

that life is bigger than him

Gloria Rossipoem