swim in the ocean of my mind
two stones hurdled clashing and defying
the patter of your musings drip to my smile
you took your hand and waved it hallo
embraced my arm to pull me closer
patched the damages with one firm hold
i have forgiven the world
because you seized my hand and made me unbroken

© simon whittle — 2019
from cupid’s lullaby collection

appeared in “two drops of ink”