edge

i saw you last night
on the edge of the ocean
walking quietly

April 14, 2022 haiku

stay

the outside has come in
open doors and windows
an invitation to the cool
to the crisp early spring

this late day, golden sun
lighting up the branches
a witness to our own invitation

to know each other
truly
to be known by each other

place your hand on my heart
feel the coursing
rising, falling

you are all i want
so, i make you this promise
to hear you when you speak

come inside
stay

March 21, 2022

wide awake

wide awake at three
and all i can think about
is holding your hand

March 16, 2022 haiku

sidewalk

i caught a glimpse of you
walking on the street
as we passed the plate glass window
with the asian noodles on display
you were strong in the reflection
with your arm in mine
your eyes ahead
storming into the moment

and this is what life is like with you
standing still is falling behind
you keep us pushing
toward the new version of us

but today, i grab your hand
slow you down for just one moment
we turn to face the glass
see ourselves tall, together
your smile weakens me
so i give in to your kiss
a touch to stop the traffic
to slow the earth’s rotation
to pause the sun’s rays from entering the atmosphere
our lips, meeting in the old light
we find truth in each other
friendship, trust

today
on a sidewalk
in a city
i am yours

March 13, 2022

rinse free

i can hear the announcement
the rain telling us she’s here
open up your chest
let’s wash the years away
follow the flow
to the low point
on knees, head bowed
just one breathe
from the end but you take it
for me
inhale the life
exhale the rest
it will all rinse free

February 22, 2022

fear

was that the beat of my heart
or a tremor in my bones?
a glimpse of real love
or the fear of being alone?

February 16, 2022