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Today I wear black

not to show darkness

but to mute the doubt

that I’ll see your back


For I stand solid strong

sure in your protective arms

even at a distance,

singing our song


Notes of hope advance

a comforting melody plays

inviting the next stride

of our love’s dance


a single step back

does not disconnect

but rocks you forward

leaning onto me dressed in black



September 17, 2019