my escape my refuge

We are connected together in a dream
gentle wanderers
who sing
who whisper
who dance in the light of the sun
who see

In your gentle smile I am renewed
embracing the free spirit in me
Where hope floats
Where love is free
I still
Slow down
I breathe

In a maze of darkness
In a whirlwind of craziness
You show me peace
You show me light

In your warmth
I rest
I sleep surrounded by your warmth
I can’t see you
But I feel you here with me

When worry fills me
You wash away the unnecessary
You wash it all away
I am left raw
Exposed
Truly as I am

I see you and you see me
Here
In this place
this escape
this refuge
— Stella Nguyen, 2015