was never one to believe in myths
but then one day I saw
red thread around two slender wrists –
on one end it was yours
the stars aligned; my heart rate inclined
for no gods can deny –
this bond will form in all the worlds
and pass the test of time
warm, gentle hands to unclench my fists
and icy heart, you thawed
I found myself the best of gifts –
how could one ask for more?
all knots untangled; struggles unravelled
as waves return to shore
spirit laved by your gaze
the symphony, ablaze –
to us, forevermore!
two souls collide, for always entwined
my heart alight – divine!
red thread around our slender wrists –
the other end was mine
Illustration: Verity Laycock