Our Love

Two desert jewels,

radiant pink and violet,

emerge from the ground

to blossom anew.

Stems entwined,

hugging close,

the leaves of one

shielding the other

from the torching sun

for part of the day,

then exchanging roles

with its partner,

enjoying moments of shade.

 

Sturdy and hearty

against the hot arid winds,

they thrive together,

tasting meager resources

they’re able to absorb

during extended droughts,

knowing their place

on the restless land,

never expecting

to blanket the dunes

with others of their species.

 

Accepting our destiny,

and learning the curves

of each other’s minds

and behaviors,

Laurent and I

plan for the future,

wrapping our lives together,

entwined as one spirit

in two graceful bodies.

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