Steady Rhythm

You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy

— Psalm 16:11

These long morning paths

as we mark the growth of trees

and new blooms, as we pass

homes of long-time neighbors

and those still unknown  — 

we have tread these steps

for years, ghosts of us 

hang in the air, the we 

of twenty-seven, thirty-three, 

forty-two, and so many

more ages as we treasure 

the cozy of our conversation,

a language we have been

creating since we first met—

how sweetly our love revels 

in this steady rhythm of living.

—C.L. Fisher, August 2022

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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