founding





i have long been enamored of you 

only lately have i found
atonement 
with you

at 
onement 


i have always been with you
for a long while
many times
before

i have found 
many selves
by your side

lost
at the base of you

tangled 
in your hair

resting 
at your feet

beating
in the heart of you

basking
in the heat of you

toiling
in the sweat and 
the grime of you


I did not come to you
late in life, but I
have only just
come to 

my coming
to you

lately 

and now
—just now—
we have only moments

and still
I find my self
 
and you have named me