6.20.2016

melody

You, like a familiar song,
stir up a melody with
recognized down beats,
and I start to hum along
in unrehearsed measures.

6.17.2016

umbrella

Realizing her umbrella
is so much bigger than she'll ever need
because it was meant
to shelter others as well.

6.12.2016

just be

Every once in a while
my breath catches in my throat
as I see how far I've yet to go
and how much I've still to do.
Then you hold me
reminding me to
breathe;
there's so much to just be.

6.09.2016

stand

Brow to brow
we lean in,
these moments long
and solemn.
Yet we stand
by the strength found
in the force of another.

6.02.2016

Harpsichord

Harpsichord and strings
draw me in.
A swirl of satin,
your breath on my neck,
in a twirl I am 
transported.

5.30.2016

Bugle

The gleaming bugle played 
notes bright and strong and purposeful.
My heart, though weighted 
with the sacrifice of each key,
lifted with hands raised in salute.

5.25.2016

drum

Your fingers drum
across my skin
a rhythm growing stronger
with each year -
each encounter.
Stay steady my tempo;
my heart's beat.