25 February 2007, 7:23 PM
You’ve a humility about you
that goes beyond what I can verbalize,
describe to any sense of satisfaction.
It’s not that you’re tops-
I’ve seen you swagger; fluff your feathers-
all men do. Yet there’s a willingness alongside
high-minded ideals; observed hypocrisies
that takes me by surprise each time
your hand extends to ask for mine
or seek within my mind what I observed,
what moves my heart,
what plumbs my core-
what you might have missed
or never known before.