Dash

Cloudy days suddenly bright
Sit aware, conscious, deliberate
The most beautiful… I have ever seen

There is perfect balance,
symmetry in graceful gestures
Smile, acknowledgement

I can’t help but wonder and wander within
your glance
The pale possibility: maybe
you are choosing me
actively, right now

I love seeing your face
echoed in kids’ faces
I love seeing calm in you rise,
surface a knowing look
Yet these moments, like right now, leave me feeling like a thief
El bandito,
stolen from the universe permission to stare
examine
explore
Your beauty
Your space
You‘re better than I’d imagined
Every now and then my imagination fails me

Sometimes I fail memorizing tests,
where you have to recite what you just saw
But not this time.
This time I can tell you the secret name
given to every time we have been together
every part of you I have seen

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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