ayaz daryl nielsen: “Themselves”

Themselves
 
He gave in
and embraced the
shared pitfalls,
exotic anguishes
and tempered
lonelinesses
of her swollen,
plaintive embrace
 
They lived
within the space
between freedom
and constriction
 
and never
were more 
themselves.
 
 
_______________________________________________________
 
ayaz daryl nielsen, veteran and hospice nurse, lives in Longmont, 
Colorado. Editor of bear creek haiku (35+ years/175+ issues),
he is online at: bear creek haiku poetry, poems and info.     

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