when we met

// downtown austin + charleston

When we met

You pulled the blinds back

And let in the sun

At first I was unsure

What to do with so much light

So you took some in the palm of your hand

Carried it to the door

And let it out, gently, into the world

We stood in the doorsill

Watching the light move into the night

At times getting lost in the shadows

I was scared for the light

But you looked at me, and smiled,

Confident,

The light would find a way