by Sara Bharrat
Know that I have loved you longer than rain loves
the green, green leaves dancing wildly against it
to a rhythm set by the only witness,
her sister, the matchmaker wind.
Like her, I have loved you as a tiny seed
floating, gently, gently to the tune of sister wind,
before finally fluttering to mother earth
on a final note, carrying a soft cry for life.
Like her, I watch, I listen, waiting for the moment
when I must rise and fall just for you
with the first, life giving touches of love.
Know that you will feel me again and again,
and you will grow, reaching and reaching to meet me
for an almost endless dance in the wind.