I realize that I am in fact completely committed to you.
That my soul belongs to yours.
I see that it has been this way all along
I am infatuated with you.
In lust with you.
Completely in love with you.
It was not always apparent,
Never really clear that this was the case.
That the universe was preparing me for you.
but it is true.
I am meant for you.
I see now the tears of sorrow, heartache + pain I have felt all along the way
Were really my being longing to be near you.
I see all the mistakes I’ve made,
The lessons learned,
The battles conquered,
Were prepping me to be the best for you.
As I walk through the streets,
And see the other trees + flowers + leaves –
I see the perfection of time.
The balance of nature,
the growth of love.
And I see you.
As I feel the wind brush my face,
the moisture in the air,
The sun on my shoulders-
And in this, I feel you.
The noise of the birds chirping,
The dogs barking
And the fallen leaves crunching under my feet.
This is sweet to my ears.
And in through this, I hear the poetry of your soul whisper to me.
An old soul,
As you reach high into the sky.
You are my gift from the heavens above and the earth below.
Solid + steady.
Grounded + stable,
You provide me all that I need.
Rooted to the earth,
You are one with the universe.
You are connected, wise.
Your age shows throughout.
In all the right ways –
Showing your connectedness,
Showing your paternal-like presence.
A love that is more powerful than the sunshines rays that feed your every cell.
I realize that as I see you-
You see me,
And your longing, like mine, is diminished.
All the years of rooting + reaching
Swaying with the wind
Falling apart time + time again –
Season after season –
Has come to an end.
I have heard you cry.
I have felt your yearning.
I have seen through to the core of your soul.
So now we
As it has been destined for so long
Can be reunited
In this time.
End the pursuit.
As we have found each other
And what we have been searching for all along.
As I close my eyes.
And place my hand upon your trunk.
I can feel our hands meet.
Palm to palm.
The silence of the lack of words opens up the doors of nature.
Which houses our souls.
Where we have been intertwined together, forever.
Here, we are bound,
Through all of time.
And time + time again.
Here, is where we’ll meet.
In various forms,
Through many of seasons.
And shades of leaves.
This is where I come to find you.
And you stay, strong and steady waiting for me to rediscover you.
Understanding that in this place,
we’re never separate,
But united as one.