Loneliness is a place
The yearnings of the heart
Revealed and speak loudly.
What is loneliness
but a heart’s wish
to have someone
who can help us
carry our difficulty.
What is loneliness’ message
but the knowing
buried deep in your bones
that some heartbreaks
are meant to be carried only
by two hands of one body, alone.
Like the hands of the saint
that went out for a prayer
and, so it is told, was so still
That a bird landed on his
open praying palms.
Now that she found
a safe space to land
he was compelled
She soon started building a nest
and then laid her eggs
and then cared for her offsprings and fed them.
Who knows how long it has been,
hours or years, precious moments of being,
that the saint stood their with
open wings of an angel
to witness a new life unraveling
through the furrows of an open palm.
And what is the opposite of loneliness
but a speck of wonder that makes time stop.
We risk embracing our own heartbreak,
our own unbearable difficulty,
as if our present life
opened its palms to be a safe space
for our loneliness to make a nest.
We will care for it with tenderness and love.
No longer ashamed,
no longer feeling flawed or a fraud.
Embracing a vulnerable existence
with a soft permeable gaze
where a satisfying love resides.
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