finding the time for love



finding the time for love


breathing pure words
on a playful background,
you are in me
once again

rattling all the doors
and windows
I hear symphonies
but, you make
not a sound

gathering minutes
in a basket full of holes
love is like liquid
when it’s warm
and shouldn’t it always be warm ?

deny nothing from your heart, love
for it wants
to know
about the wanting
and the waning..
the intimate whimpers,
and the crumpled sheets
in morning
from the shadows in the night

and always,
find the time..
for love..





times of tiny togetherness,
small moments,
in a too long day
when one smile from you
freezes reality,
and hand touching hand
means more to the universe
than the planets

oh, I want you, already
in some ways
but the wanting,
to want you in all ways,
just a heartbeat away

sometimes the head
can’t translate
what the heart might scream
yet, when your eyes
meet mine
life reveals her rhythm
without need
for words

and the precious things
about you
hidden behind
hauntingly hazel eyes
have me hungry
for millions
of minutes more..





after the moon goes in
it’s all about you..

on this cool night
the stars
rub closer together
sparking my
lighting up my senses
intuition overdrive..
and you come through,
peacefully aware
that love is the prize,
life is the game
everyone has an equal chance
to win

our paths may be different
and the mountain is high
but I can smell you in the woods
your laughter fills the streams
and the birds sing sonnets
about your eyes
and implore me
to delve deeper…






I’m always just fine
until the stars show up..
that’s when you flood my mind
kind smiler,
peaceful whisperer,
and what do you have to do with the stars anyway ?
maybe it’s the way they love to see themselves
reflected in your eyes
or how they always seem to form an arrow
pointing the way to you
I don’t know
but here they come …
and there I go again…
dreaming forbidden dreams
where love rules the world
and soft lips are the only penalty
for my crimes…
thirty kisses,
no chance of parole

when the cool air returns
sometimes I ache
for a forgotten time
perhaps a lifetime or two ago
when her warm arms
were the only comfort I needed
her soul, my food
and the reason for living,
for loving…
the details are fuzzy, you understand
yet at times, .
they come within teasing distance
when the stars show up…




you twist clouds
around your finger
splashing your hands
in the bay
and smearing
the sun

undefined colors
are colors
none the less

everyone has fears.
I fear I’ll find
“the one”
and not know it…
passing up a
tongue tied moment
while forever
slips away…

I dance on the line
of too much
and not enough

I don’t dance well,
mind you,
just well enough
to not
fall off…

Play Me


Play Me

Your hair falls on your shoulders
like the gentle mist of dawn
and though I love the morning
I know you will soon be gone
Both hiding painful smiles
as the minutes tick away
and hearts so full of fire
still so many words to say….

I try to drink your image
and my gaze falls on your hands
so soft and full of music
play me all that I can stand
though time just doesn’t seem to be
the friend we need right now
it’s just a midnight mile
to forever, anyhow….

forget me not in silence
let the wind caress your face
the gentle way I do it
that no distance can erase
I know I own the lyrics
and I’ll keep them here for when
I softly hear the music
and you play me…..
once again….




the stars…
and I
never felt we had a chance
you make us shine

giving love
so deep and pure
my heart sometimes skips,
sometimes trips,
over fears
and wasted worries
you make it shine

I love you
not with words
and empty promises
but with life.
and I live that love
in breathless wonder
as you…
make it shine…