a poem - Meera Graham Photography

You and I,

we know the secret.

That this life is not about

perfection,

the sterile,

the planned,

or the cautious.


You and I,

we know that love is

bone-deep aches and belly-deep laughs,

pillow fights and fight-fights

and leaps and meltdowns and messes.

It's sun and dirt in our eyes, our hair, our mouths

and the wiping of tears

with the bare palms of our hands.


It's the falling down and the

picking up

and all the jagged broken pieces

and how they somehow fit together anyway

in the

intangible

in-between.


You and I know

that the pretense of living

isn't life at all.

That it's in the brave, wide-open spaces

where we find our joy

we make our joy

from this

messy

beautiful

magic.


-Meera


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