Written by Stewart Acuff
I walked to the coffee shop this perfect
Morning, sun as brilliant as nothing else
In our world, sky as brilliant as the sun.
In this day that is a blessing from God
I prayed for you and thanked God
I thought of you and talked to you and felt
Grateful for you.
Our love transcends those miles and oceans
And independent agendas and dreams.
Our love is real and forever and powerful,
I want for you as much as ever as
Corporeal as ever.
But my love is greater than my desire.
© Creative Commons Copyright 2012
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: poem, poems, poetry, prose, stewart acuff