Soft in the Middle

I bless you—

wood splitter

 fire maker

 office builder

nighttime lover.

Seven years

 plus a bit

since we promised everything

in blind & total faith.

It’s all been tested

  (more to come) yet

here we are,

  still married

& happily.

Better than before.



More alive &

 soft in the middle.

I am not afraid of you.

The first step love can have.

Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux is a storyteller, mime and stilt-walker. She lives with her family on the shore of Lake Superior, where they run Art House B+B. Her writing has appeared in Bumples Interactive Magazine for Children, Vox Poetica, and Storytelling Magazine. For more information, visit