I came to write an epic

I came to write an epic
of our ordinary time
I strived to make a magic
of our duet in spoken rhyme

I wrote a hundred rhythms
sat staring through the trees
I wet my toes in the water
as I trembled at the knees

I threw a rock in, playful
as I skipped it off the grass
I broke the flawless surface
of a self-correcting glass

I knelt my head against the wisdom
of a skyward only stare
I dreamt not of broken promise
but secrets longed to share

For you’ve taken me by handful -
in fitful grabs and starts
you broke into a fortress
around a lonely heart.

You’ve sparked a second lifetime,
an infinity in song
I can hear you sing through silence
and I long to sing along.