oasis (the weight of that stone)

Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will
“I Will,” The Beatles

she fell in love with him
because he felt like an oasis

a welcomed and needed sanctuary
from anything—no everything—else

found she believed in this otherwise drought
this wandering the desert of loneliness

alive and sustained now she faced
this dilemma of confessing his gift of life

how to tell him “you are the everything
without crushing him under the weight of that stone

—P.L. Thomas