you bring me to this place
of katydid songs and
cool pine breezes where
where only the stars above
can rival our love


two years

Little boy with eyes of blue
just yesterday your life was brand new.
I held you close and rocked you to sleep
amazed that this miracle was mine to keep.

Somehow two years have swept through
days of smiles, and tears and holding you.
I keep thinking time will slow down,
take a break, give us time before your grown.
But it seems intent on racing away
as you work so hard at play.

So forgive me as I pull you near
and smell your skin and kiss you dear.
As you learn and grow, try and do,
know that you carry my heart with you.


Step over me. Slip your toes
into the water that beckons from below
drawing you languidly
from yourself, closer to me.



Willing my heart to secure
for a lifetime the scent
of your hair, your breath, your skin
the light reflected in your eyes
and the way you cling to me.

There may be a someday when
time and space and life will take
you far from me,
but forever these precious moments
will be safe,
secured innocence within me.


Breath deep. Breath strong.
Breath sweet. Breath long.
For tomorrow is not promised
and today may be all we have
to hold on to one another.
So place your hand in mine;
fall into my arms.
Don't rush away.
If only for today,



Long after the flowers have faded
your love
still blooms in my heart.



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