as steam rises in white curls like fog greeting shore, a subtle moment stilled, calming voices unimportant, unneeded, uninvited. in this silent hour i can be myself. i don’t have to be anyone else. here with my history on my shoulder and beliefs stuffed like a lover’s note in my back pocket. a slow fire of dawn sneaks-in through words. r ising behind my eyes, beholding unseen secrets even the world keeps , shining as a spider’s web on a frosty morning as touching seams gleam and reveal a secret shared in love. what we share when we really share is the most important thing about us. with friends, enmity becomes transparency: in a world of made-up faces, faux-embraces, where voices curl like irons, and looks can shatter like vases; it matters more than anything else who you share your mornings with.