The Year That Answered

Stuart Holmes Coleman

4 June 2017

 

There is a kind of wind that blows
during certain days of the year
and it’s almost as if it knows
how to stir up our deepest fears.
On one of those winter nights
I called my mom and said, I feel
as if I might not ever find
a partner or a love that’s real
.
She said, Don’t worry, take your time.
For there are years that ask questions
and there are years that give answers.

Her words lingered in my mind
and then settled over my soul
like a warm blanket that winter
when even the sun felt cold.

There is a kind of light that shines
during certain days of the year
and it seems to calm our minds
and settle our deepest fears.
On one of those summer days
I went to an ancient city
and saw a couple whose forms lay
enshrined in ash eternally.
By the time I returned home
something opened up inside me
and I felt alive not alone.
Then one day at a little café
I felt a tap on my shoulder
And when I turned around I knew
The year had finally answered
And I at last had found you.

©Stuart Coleman