If all else fell away


To, my daughter K


If all else fell away,

and you simply


The clouds turning to ice with our exhale,

I would stay.

And, sit. Embracing the silence,

existing beside you.

Look - 

the snow blowing in sheets off the mountain.

Do you See?


Shivering, I would lean toward you,

listen, that's my heart, and feel -

the warmth pulsating,

surrounding us. Protecting us.

The sun blinds in its brilliance,

but in blindness we are free.

This gravity of me

towards you.

This connection that whispers I love you

is our heaven.

If all else fell away….