Dear Friend,

We know each other in crisp fall air,
We know each other in sips.
We know each other within the sync of steam,
Within the movement of our lips.

There comes a time when all we need
Is the comfort of this that we know.
The occupied space of a subtle hand,
A whisper that settles the soul.

You are a song, a secret, a puzzle, a screamโ€”
the joke from my book,
my unfocused look,
my silent epiphany.

You are my friendโ€”
A symbol of what appears without asking.
I didnโ€™t ask for this blessing.
There is no need.
You are a poem to welcome the afternoon.


About Kate Houck

Educator. Human. Poet. Seeking truth through experience.
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13 Responses to Dear Friend,

  1. Michael says:

    Thank you for the lovely, soul-settling whisper from the presence that always lingers… ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. astridswords says:

    These words are a great reflection on where we can be in hard times and where we can look for existing comfort. =)

  3. Oh this is so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Will tweet this ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. inesephoto says:

    I haven’t visited a while, and now I am having a pleasure reading more than one of your poems at a time:) Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry!

  5. Reblogged this on Siren Whispers and commented:
    This is really lovely…

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