"To My Wife"
by Donald Kentop
I wondered once, who loved the other more?
Until I caught you lingering on my face,
And there, in yours, I saw and opened door
That framed the sky. I held you close to brace
myself, to keep from falling. Then a part
Of me, some desiccated rind, shrank back
While on the brink. But in your spacious heart
I saw you as you are; my shameful lack
Forgiven; the joy my smallest virtue brings;
Space to swing my arms around with room
To spare; to play a fool. I heard what sings
in me from you. No more do I presume
By wondering as I had done before;
If I could love like you I'd love you more.
About the Author
Don Kentop has had many poem appear in Northwest anthologies. A collection of his poetry, On Paper Wings, was published in 2004 by Rose Ally Press. He is active in Seattle's poetry community and is also a stone carver.
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