Then I Melt

© by Jay Harden

 

I tell you grand ideas;

You encourage

With sparkled eyes.

Then I melt in you.

I build great structures

In my mind,

Heroic tasks,

Wonderful victories.

Then I melt in you.

I wax on about

The meaning of history

And wonder out loud

If I am in it.

Then I melt in you.

I utter serious things;

You find the humor inside.

Then I melt in you.

I puff my feathers

Into a splendid man;

You remind me

Of my pure truth.

Then I melt in you.

I think I know you,

But better you know me,

Distilling my heart

With your relentless love.

I can tell you anything,

And you cannot restrain

From blessing my unguarded soul.

And then I melt in you.


July 8, 2008

O’Fallon, Missouri