Venus

At 54.63 years,
I saw Venus for the first time
Blazing in the dimming, spring sky
Dwarfed by the moon.
He slipped his hand under mine.
Never? he asked.
Never, I whispered.
As I looked across the fire
at the faces that fill my heart,
I said,
Never.
But I always knew she was there.
 
 

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