For Aramis Valverde
Tears well up, from within, when the shaking of
emotion creates waves of turmoil
on the placid sea of our souls.
They come from pain, from hurt, from the storms of love.
They come from loneliness, from loss and
They come from fear, from apprehension and from confusion.
But they can also come from thanks for a simple
gesture of humanity,
And they come when a ray of hope breaks through the clouds of desperate times,
And they can also come from relief, as the
last winds dissipate
and the storm gives way to the clarity of a
star filled sky.