no matter how tired,
how drained the day makes me,

your being fills me with lightness,
with hope;

like rays of sun shining through the darkened clouds,
like a warm and soft spring breeze,

your essence rids my mind of heavy thoughts,
casting them away far beyond my reach

you fill me with the need to progress,
to look ever forwards;

my desire to create is fueled endlessly,
rivaled only by constant dreaming of you

you’ve poured immaculately into my cracked heart,
like hot wax cooling into a mold

fortifying me,
steadying me with courage I’ve never known

Suisen Hoshijima

Those Who Have a Why
swans mate for life