First Light

Gianina D’Andrea

this moment of forever
holds nothing more essential
than bright wind dancing
leaf shadows over you
while you sleep

this is the morning of the world
the first morning I know you
in all the years
of dawns neither of us saw

this is a time of no regrets
only awakenings

this is the forever
the heart creates
shimmering iridescent mist
that hides and reveals
play of light and shadow
on our lives

this is the first morning
I look at you complete
without question
dreaming peacefully there

the slow rise and fall
of your breathing smiles
sharing the secret
with my exultant heart