just before the morning light
i wake to be near you
peaceful, under blankets
your breath, rhythmic
radiating warmth

the slight silhouette
of your gentle curves
against the almost dawn
shakes me to reality
here, by you

you smile when you sleep
i like to imagine you’re dreaming of us
off in some distant future
arm in arm, seeing a new city
watching people as we go

but for now, i’ll savor you here
body next to body
soul beside soul
my best friend
my only lover
the one i’ve chosen
the one i’ll choose
the one who’s chosen me

January 2, 2022


i want to be closer
than physics allows
let’s break the laws of science
with the magic of love

December 17, 2021

between gasps

there is space, still
in the air i breathe
if you want inside me
slip in, between gasps
ride down, among particles
inhabit me
become me

there is space, still
in the air i breathe

December 17, 2021

the whole show

she lit december candles
on the icy front porch
two cocktails and two hours
for two old souls to reconnect

i could listen to her voice
spin around forever
nod my head at her disbelief
widen my eyes at her crescendo
and smile as her story ends

to be a part of her tale
to know she chose me
is the greatest honor
and i intend to be around
for the whole show

December 11, 2021


sit beside me
unwind your stories
weave the tales of the day
i will happily listen to your voice
for the rest of my life

December 3, 2021

a quiet garden

our garden is quiet
in the late night chill
brown stems reaching for the moon
grasping for their youth

i’ll wait here for them
to bloom into a new spring
or i’ll wait for you
to rise from the cold earth
declare our future
and with a gentle kiss
warm me back to life

November 29, 2021