a poem by Shernaz Wadia

Every withheld tear of your secret sorrow,
Every aspiration shattered, scattered
Each scarlet drop draining your bruised heart
Each word, nay letter, of your stifled voice
Fires my dormant spirit
Oh soul infinite
Come share with me my courage, my strength,
My inspiration, my very breath
That in blessed companionship
We may traverse as one
This craggy terrain called life
Until eventide sneaks up on us.