to the lovers of my lover.
How I wish.
How I envy the decades you have had
learning this man, evolving with this man.
How grateful I am.
For your caretaking
your taking care of each other until I could get here.
I wasn’t ready.
So many things had to happen, first.
so many terrible things.
I arrived, breathless, on your collective doorstep.
Invited in but still a surprise.