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Chris Hense - Black and blue

Black and blue

© Chris Hense
© Dirk Engelage


Your hair is black and blue,
not you, I'm glad to see.

How different it was
a year ago,
when late at night
you called upon my door,
abused and bruised,
in search for help,
a place to stay
and to recover
from this pain
in body heart and soul.

I let you in
and did not ask
whether to share
and tell, or not.
You did,
after a while.

So now I'm glad
to see a full recovery,
your sparkling personality
is back again.

Only a shadow
of past pain
around your eyes
when we look back

and then a hug,
a liberating laugh.