"A friend is someone who listens when you speak, understands when you cry and guides you on your way." ~Thomas EappenWhen someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup
you've had since childhood
and watching it fill up with
cold, fresh water.
When it balances on top of the brim,
you are understood.
When it overflows and touches your skin,
you are loved.
the room where you stay
starts a new life
and the place where you wrote
your first poem
begins to glow in your mind's eye.
It is as if gold has been discovered!
your barefeet are on the earth
and a beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.