Poem for My Love
By June Jordan
How do we come to be here next to each other
in the night
Where are the stars that show us to our love
Outside the leaves flame usual in darkness
and the rain
falls cool and blessed on the holy flesh
the black men waiting on the corner for
a womanly mirage
I am amazed by peace
It is this possibility of you asleep
and breathing in the quiet air
Everyone longs to love and to be loved; it's built in our DNA.
These two seem as if they were built to complete each other. Watching them interact was like watching a sunflower reach for the sun; it's part of what makes them so special.
Thank you for asking me to photograph such a lovely occasion.