All Love Knows

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“You’re back.”
“I’m back. I will always come back.”

“I want a cuddle but I’m scared I won’t be able to leave.”
“We’ve got time.”

“Your heartbeat is my favourite sound in the world. My most calming sound. I love it. Babies are so lucky, hearing it for 9 months. Why do I love it so much?”
“You didn’t get the chance as a child.”

“What if my life doesn’t work out as I’ve planned? I feel so full of fears.”
“It will never be your worst fears or your best hopes. It will be somewhere in the middle… just different.”

Squeezes, cuddles, her heartbeat. The rhythm of her. She’s back. Thank god, she’s back.

We didn’t talk about anything productive. It just felt like finding each other again. Like a parched desert plant suddenly tasting the rain again. Like the cells in me awakening, stretching, being seen. Being seen, being held. Being loved.

She’s back. But more importantly than that – we are back. Tonight, cocooned by her heartbeat and her arm and her words into my hair, I knew we were back, and I feel a little daft for believing we might ever have been lost. We are back, or maybe we are as we always were. Either way, this song says everything I want to. Beautiful.

All Love Knows – Emily Barker

The wind bends the poplars
Your words bend my heart
I let you in, and you came closer
Now I’m learning all love knows

I’ve got photos and letters
That I’ve stared at now for so long
It’s got to the point where I can’t see you
And I’m learning all love knows

There’s a tapestry of stars above
And you’re the brightest by far
I let you in and you came closer
Now I’m learning all love knows

Love, this long distance is soon to be shortened
Love, this time difference is soon to reach an end

I went down to the ocean
And blew a kiss out across the sea
The wind bends the poplars
And I’m learning all love knows
And I’m learning all love knows
All love knows
All love knows
All love knows

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