Lessons from Bergen

It surprised him later to realize that all he had required to truly internalize Love, he had already read from the wall of a Norwegian coffee house restroom. 

Let me steady myself in the arms of a man

who won't ask me to be what he needs,

but let's me exist as I am.

A bright flame--a hurricane--wrapped up in a soft form

and seeking his arms like safest harbor,

for mending.