Unfamiliar

Unfamiliar

a Poem by Raquel Swann

In a sea of strangers,

the unfamiliar frightens me,

Whispers of past ghosts

Weighing on this wearied soul.

You reach out your hands

Extended in friendship,

Healing begins with a smile,

In familiar eyes.

You’re a rose

Randomly growing in a desert,

How I happened upon you

Is truly a blessing.

With each passing storm,

I wish to be the umbrella,

Shielding you from the rain.

As a true friend should.

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