This cloth

I have sewn an intimacy

with you,

too strong,

too soft,

too beautiful

to be thrown away,

though there are tears,

and stains,

and frays hanging,

and some of it

has long worn out.

 

We have created this cloth

that wraps us close and warm,

and we shall cling to it

in winter and in sun,

in rain and in last dust.

 

25/1/2020