Have you found your soul mate? Student Emma Arthurs dedicates this poem to her best friend, soul mate and all the growth and healing the bond promotes.
I once found sunlight harsh. This scorched and
barren land stayed bathed in shadow. This stayed,
beneath. Yet gardens bloom and raise their faces to meet
the dawn and I did not know what you had
This golden hour,
when all is soft and quiet has last
five years. My lifetime.
And should these gentle rays sink below the horizon –
How little, for me to know
this is no darkness closing in.
I’ll shift my gaze, and thank the stars