work

i was thinking this morning
that you should probably know
i will always do the work
to be yours

you’re the place i want to be
and the journey i want to take

July 25, 2022

still dreaming

i am caught in the drift
one life here
another fleeting

open the sky, stream in
wake the soul
still dreaming

July 20, 2022

the current

i saw the young us
sitting on the porch
the evening light
stretching long across the lawn
landed softly on your skin

we took a breath
the air thick with a mid-summer weight
rising only for the inhale
then resting low in our lungs

i saw you
with the question in your eyes
trying so hard
to know what was on my mind
which made me laugh
because it’s only ever you

i saw myself
reaching back to my early days
when i believed i was a better man
my heart leaning forward
to catch every word
every emotion
unable to take my eyes away
unwilling to imagine the world without you

those younger us’s
are creeping back in
and i will welcome them
a little wiser
more aware
full of understanding
for the older us
the realistic dreamers
in the river, ready
for the current

July 7, 2022

all the years

it’s all the years
i lived without you
that make these few
so perfect

July 7, 2022

staring

everyone staring
but we didn’t give a fuck
we had each other

May 10, 2022 haiku

all i see

we grabbed the corner booth
in the place we’ve made our own
you smiled at the waitress
i pretended to look at the menu

but really it was you
in the corner of my vision
that blue silk shirt
brightening your eyes

i will always make time
to connect with you
to reach across the table
feel your hand in mine

you are the moonlight
on magnolia petals
the ocean air
across salty sand

you’re the one i’ve chosen
from now until the end
in a room full of people
you are all i see

April 22, 2022