Do not believe the lie you're told
that none could ever have and hold
another heart for days beyond
love's first soft blush. Extend each frond
of daily life that grows to bush
without a need for self-served push;
to yield, at times is stronger still
than all demands voiced loud and shrill.
Stand side by side; love heart to heart;
endure with patience days apart
as each arrives, then passes on
beyond the missing pieces. Drawn
as deep on deep from well to cope,
to nourish, heal, confess in hope
that more is offered other's way
than longed for first. And then, just stay.