for those of us who love you
who choose to see you
beyond outward appearances
we cannot help but admire you
though it’s often difficult
to express exactly why
how can i begin to express it?
your casual way?
your pensive questioning looks?
your thousand mute expressions?
you abhorred masks and euphemisms
you detested white-washed walls
designed to guard distance
for those who love you
you let them see…
a human heart struggling
with all the raw manifestations
you never fit the mould
you never even tried…
a right-brained fellow
living in a left-brained world
for those who love you

– who hold you dear
there are no goodbyes
you keep on breathing
… going the extra mile
to challenge the norm

~ vincenzo