Love’s a hitchhiker, so innocent in its leap that it doesn’t register torn seats or sunroofs but simply hears come on in and feels that smile like a warm winter breeze,
but relationships are rarely so simple: the car must be washed repaired, replaced and trips planned and changed with the frequency of newborns’ diapers amidst increasing conflict till compromise shatters like a windshield at eighty against a centennial oak
but love, love is not so complicated—once stripped of metal and fuel it shimmers naked, senses open to sky and skunk, blizzards and vistas, and it’s never
blind but radiant as a star and enigmatic as a body after the heart’s final beat.
Thank you to the editors of The Tishman Review for first publishing this poem.
This heart-breaking story is an example of extraordinary kindness between two children, it is also a grand lesson in how we all might attempt to act in life.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a well-known charity that aims to help terminally ill children realize their hopes and dreams, under otherwise terrible personal circumstances.
Whether it be a trip to Disneyland, or a meeting with a famous hero the Foundation has assisted in bringing a moment of happiness into the lives of countless children over the years.
However, this story among such hardship does stand out.
In 2014, Make-A-Wish approached 6-year-old Levi Mayhew and gave him the opportunity to have his wish granted. Instead, he asked for his wish to be given to someone else – a 10-year-old girl from his school named Emma Broyer.
Levi has found a supportive and caring friend in Emma at school where she walks him to…