No Heart, No Mind – Just Bone

I love…
…the feeling about you that is inside me. I though such emotion would never come again and am grateful my thinking has been proven wrong.

From “I Thought I Must Give Up On Life” By Nicholas Gordon
I thought I must give up on life
And turn into a stone;
The desert wind quite suited me:
No heart, no mind–just bone.

I laughed at people still in love
Who trusted someone’s word;
To make my happiness depend
On faith seemed quite absurd.

I lay alone and wonder-struck,
Sleepless in my bed,
Still numb, still dumb…ice cold,
Not knowing I was dead.

And then you came and shone upon
My meadow full of snow,
And saw the flowers only love
Could recognize and grow.