We come together through shadowed fate,
as family or friend, and even acquaintance,
drawn into relationship as life weaves
its way through us and knits new shape.
It happens, often, without our knowing,
or choosing to be drawn together,
this connection which embroiders two as one,
and makes rich patterns, in the doing.
Stitched in place, loose and often tight,
we are held as emblems of love,
with a patina of emotion colouring it all,
and darkness holding hands with light.