Poetry Reading – “Partner in Time”

This piece is another of the most popular here, and for good cause; this was a powerful statement of the love between myself and my partner, Blackbird. It is very meaningful to read this now, as, though we have redefined our relationship and are no longer in a relationship as we once were, we are still very close and I feel share a deeper type of love than we did at the time. It is so validating to see that we ended up following all of the guidelines laid out in this piece quite well, although not quite as we expected then.

“Partner in Time” – Recorded 12/21/2020 – Auroraboros – Objects, and the Distance Between Them

The original piece is below for reference, and available in its entirety at https://objectsanddistance.com/2018/05/25/partner-in-time/

My dearest Blackbird
When the wind catches beneath your wings
We rise together
Up towards azure skies
Behind us only a swirling trail of smoke
As we leave them all behind
Staring with squinted eyes
As the blinding sun throws beams of light in our path

And darling Amethyst
When we fall
We fall as one
Bringing down power lines and trees in our wake
Lights out in the neighborhood
As we move out
Crawl/walk/run as we are able
Under cover of darkness
The moon as our guide

So, my second heart
If we depart one another
We do so of our own volition
No judgement or condemnation
Separate but beating our chests
Our hearts
Our wings
In unison
Our songs a battle cry
Our successes and failures
One in the same

Oh, lover mine
I will stand by your side
Though the forces of all that moves lie ahead
My teeth are sharp to dagger points
The same as yours
Though they are not often exposed
As we have learned to only bare them
In battle or visual embrace
To those we love or those who stand in our way
Our way…
Because nothing defines our motions
But that which we allow to do so

Partner in time
The hours, the days, the weeks, the years
That now stand so readily before us
Will someday stand behind us
Not between us
As so many have before
The past
The present
The future
Our time
Ours to remember
Ours to live with courage and grace
Ours to observe and await

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