In your irises I saw the truth
at once so simple, like it had been there all along
your cries, I could sooth
humming tunes, rekindling an age-old song.
Your voice to me was yet unknown
our bond so new, but its tether bloody and thick
your mere presence in this town
the strangest, most wonderful of stories ripe to pick.
All my life I have sought
an answer to whether we, at our core, are kind
at last a response had been caught
and like a benevolent shadow, fell into steps behind.
If you have ever wondered, your irises said
look at me and and see: You no longer need the veil
your fear, that was once in iron clad
dissolves, so you can step into the river of life and set sail.