This Rhythm


Breathe in.
Breathe out.
These moments pass.

I feel
your heart
beat time with mine.

Your smile
is light,
dispels my gloom.

I breathe.
Your strength
is with me, too.

So if
you think
me distant, dear —

Please know
your love
it reaches me.

My strength
is drawn
from your sure love,

and met
by yours,
when we’re apart.