Solitude (Seduction remix)
Surrounded by a circle
Of votives and tapers:
I light them ... and think of you
And us -- individually, collectively.
I think about how the thought of you (and us)
Makes me aware of the sacred space that surrounds you.
I think about how thoroughly you've seduced me,
And I think about the scrap of paper I found this afternoon
With the carefully-written equation
Love = trust pretty darn absolutely
I remember (or imagine)
The first time we met ... and the next ...
The first time we held hands,
The first time I told you I loved you.
-- December 15, 2006; remixed October 2007