Saturday, February 18, 2017

Elements 3: Fire

In your eyes I see shadows of flames that burned too brightly once
In your heart I see scars from clutching the flame too close to your breast
In your tears I taste ashes of dreams consumed by experience and loss
In your kiss I feel the heat that still lives and does not let you rest
Locked away now, safely contained: but, like you, Fire persists, Fire survives, Fire endures.

Some shadows last longer than the light that first cast them
Sometimes the light outlasts the candle’s flickering flame
Your old scars have lasted long after the wounds have healed
I only hope you will always smile when you hear my name
A smile as bright as the sun: for, like you, Fire persists, Fire survives, Fire endures.

The world can be an ugly place, more often than not, perhaps
Still there are moments beautiful enough to allow you to forget
I know sometimes you wonder if you even have strength enough left to breathe
I only want you to let me always be the place where you find rest
Warm and cozy by my hearth: because, like you, Fire persists, Fire survives, Fire endures.

Fire consumes, Fire produces, Fire transforms.
You should not fight it, with fire or anything else.
Embrace it,
     use it,
          or avoid it,
               as you will.
But fighting is pointless, you cannot win.
For, like you, Fire persists, Fire survives, Fire endures.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Elements 2: Earth

I sink my roots into you, as a sapling into the earth,
Just as you sink your toes into the sand at the seashore,
And just as I sink my fingers into your extraordinary hair.

I bury myself in the ashes of the fire of your soul,
And beg you to bury your nails in the skin of my back, leaving your mark,
Just as pirates of old buried their treasure and marked their maps.

You are the ground I grow from,
Holding me firm and feeding my needs.
I was reborn the day I saw you,
Resurrected on that Easter morn,
And you are the holy mother earth of my second life.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Elements 1: Air

I hear you call my name,
Your voice exhaled, blowing on a breeze,
Warm and soft,
Like springtime,
Like morning,
Awakening me to new life,
Carrying me, eddying and swirling back to you.

Your inhalation drawing me ever closer,
Until you draw me in,
Through lips slightly parted,
So I can live inside you.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


The years that have already past
Were no more than an overture              
An introduction, so to speak,
But now it’s time for something more
Now the show can start in earnest
The leading lady has arrived
Once all the guests have been seated
They’ll pull the velvet curtains wide
We’ll rush into each other’s arms
And breathlessly we will embrace
We’ll sing a love song without end
And gaze into each other’s faces
Up til now it’s all been solos
But from now on it’s one duet
Melodies of joy and passion
No more sad dirges or laments
We’ve left the tragedies behind
A thousand triumphs lie ahead
Only loving in our hearts, now
Only tender thoughts in our heads

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Angel Rolled The Stone Away

The angel rolled the stone away and I was free.
She attached a cord, a new umbilicus, connecting us,
And she issued her commands:
Feed on me, dream on me,
You can lean on me, this is not make-believe.

Real life is dangerous, sharp edges and hard surfaces.
So I lived in fictions, safe in someone else’s tales,
Until she drew me out and said:
I’ll breathe for you, I’ll live for you,
I’ll shine on you, so you’ll know what to do.

She’s strong enough to carry me, but has her own fears, as well.
Even angels have their demons, can be beset by devils.
Even they may need protection.
So I’ll hold her, let my arms enfold her,
Find a place to hide her, until I’ve healed her.