Nearer

  Soft words whispered within the strong of my arms By lips that touch as they whisper words Soft as silk As they draw us near Nearer still than words have need So lips linger Slipping Into deepest kisses As if to...

If your reading this - Tim McGraw

  I've seen people killed and injured during my time in the service And in spite of all our prayers and best intentions God has His own sure plan My brother-in-law is back to Afghanistan I pray for him And trust in...

Just Because

I should like to write about things of meaning, perhaps not as a story with linear meaning or some exposition on a profound truth. My desire is to try to capture a feeling like awakening to the dew silvering the grass, and leaves hanging wet and heavy...

The Things People Say Which Remain Unsaid

  Wars are but the echoes of silences Misunderstood For nuance is lost on distance And when attuning to feelings we swim in our own Or those which feel like Like measure     How incessant the demand for “me” Or...

Moments

VARIATION   That still pool of the air under the branch of an echo   That still pool of the water under a frond of bright stars   That still pool of your mouth under a thicket of kisses   Federico Garcia Lorca   ...

I want to

I want to know her strong in her contradictions. Alive in her passions. Deep in her loves. The world a new place through her eyes. Understandings opening in her words.     I want to be lost in her world. The beauties born...

Just Me

I dream of things I don’t really understand But I’m trying to find out Just who I am And you think just because you see me That you know what’s inside me And you think because you can’t see me That you can’t know what’s inside me...

A Star For Every Wish

Can the night seem softer than the hush which falls as the lights go out And the stars come forth to fill the ebon depths heaven        A star for every wish  Waiting to answer the hopes of dreams which wander forgotten...

A Bedtime Story

  Know that I want you In the strong deep of the night Where stillness reigns And whispers are best spoken in kisses So quiet Beneath the pale cast of the moon light     The parting of lips from your skin Seems...

I’m glad the day’s still early -

  I woke early to a wet day, a house bound day, until forced out by later errands - those incessant enemies of procrastination.     I see birds upon my lawn; red birds and a blue, and squirrels looking for food but spring hasn’t come....

Together

    I do not think of you consciously But like breath you come to me For you are just as certain a need As ever was the need to breathe     Lips that remind me always of deep, Red kisses. Eyes the green of the birth of...

What is it we really need?

  What is it we really need? How do we define love? How do we redefine ourselves to meet our definition? What do we want the most out of a relationship with a spouse, a lover, a sibling, a friend, or an enemy? Who is your most important...

Think of me

Think of me as I think of you And not just in idle moments Or when I'm here And you're here too Think of me as the one you'll want to keep The one that makes you think about forever   Let me wake to you As you do to me Your...