By Tracey Lee Bates
Solidarity & loneliness abound.
With four walls closing in yet never make a sound.
No exit or escape can be seen.
Forced to lie on my belly just so I can breathe.
I close my eyes and drift away and find myself with
a vision of your face.
Suddenly the silence is broken,
the sound I hear are the words you’ve spoken,
so sweet so warming, like a hot cup of tea
on a cold sunday morning.
This vision of you is as of the sun rising over the horizon.
nothing compares and nothing at that moment matters.
I reach out for you and hold you tight,
I feel invigorated and full of life.
I can breath, I can smell your aroma all around me.
I realize you’re the escape I need.
The very one I love just a thought away,
when the four walls start to close in
and I feel like my chest is going to cave in.
I just need to close my eyes and you’re there for me,
my beautiful sunrise.