small glimpse of your soul

As we envelop ourselves
in a womb of mutual concern
I can feel the ache in your heart
torturing you as you try
with such intensity
to bear your sorrow alone.

For a time, you let me touch you,
your pain becomes mine
as I feel your tears of sorrow
well in my eyes

Briefly, the hurting is replaced
by your gentle smile.

08 August 1978