little church



a half-shadow has found itself on your face

yet you do not scare me

you are indeed beautiful


I search for the parts of you

our world instructed us to hide

with time, the earth inside your body becomes

brave, brave enough

to bare itself, and then of course yes!

I find you, here and unhidden and

close the light now

full and holy

like a little church, bowing

on your face  

—Loré Yessuff