In Search

In spite of all
That I have chosen
Along the path
Of my own heart
Eclipsed by the
Shattered dreams
Of my own Way,
I have never wavered
From the sanctity
Of our friendship
Nor its precious
Innocence and clarity.
This vision
I will hold for eternity
That line of purity
Connecting me
To the One True Self
Of who I was
And at its other end
There is only you
Who witnessed my birth
By way of Blind Naïveté
And utter self-forgiveness.
There, I (we)
Walked through a door
Of what was otherwise
A deserted path
That led to Now
And once again,
I am whole.

© K. James Ribble