I looked into your eyes and you held my gaze.
I breathed as you breathed.
Inseparable, I caressed your head
Carefully nuzzled on my chest,
Sated and satisfied.
I was your everything, your confidante.
I gave, I listened, I taught.
You grew, strong and brave,
Found your voice, took a step
Bold in knowing I would catch you
If you faltered.
I promised to be your safety net, your confidante.
You had no editor
For laughter, for fear, for the possibilities.
The growing space between us
Would stretch me to my limit as you found yourself,
Created your own secrets and rites of passage,
Turning your back on unconditional love
Distancing yourself from your original confidante.
You smile at me from a photo
A witty comment, an anonymous cyber post
I follow your metamorphosis
Through the tidbits you choose to share with me
Sated now by those rare times when by choice it is just the two of us
And you need me, even though I am no longer your confidante.
© Kelly Tweeddale 2012