Who, if not I, is the

Arbiter of our relationship?

Who, if not I, is the

One to dare an intimacy?

Who, if not I, is the

Willing partner?


Man, woman, child

May destruct the

Two or three of us,

Or more.

Willfullness begets

The same.

An unthinking

Maybe over thought act,


Damaging trust.


Building a friendship,

Any relationship of intimacy

Requires dedication

And a willingness

To trust.



It is the moments

Of clarity

Of out of self

Or more than self

We crave.

Insights of ourselves

Of togetherness

That brings the

“We” of us into

Sharp focus.


Small steps compounded.

Give me your hand

That I may enhance it

For us.