your smile is like an eruption of blossoming almond trees all over this barren land.
I think you're happier than when I last saw you.
Your knife was safely kept away in its sheath, tied on your belt.
I could no longer see its deadly shine reflected in your eyes.
Nah, they looked clear and bright, so much so that I wished for a moment
that I could swim in them and forget my adult self,
splashing like a newborn dolphin in the clear blue waters of their dark brown.
Like an enchanted forest, they drew me in.
And I could have given in, only to face the same entangling misery at its dark and woody depths.
Only I looked away from you in time and laughed with my heart, bearer.
I'm glad to see you happy, I know you'll be alright.