your cry

one sound at once
 pierces the silence
 ignites every fiber of my being
one sound that makes
 me feel both irreplaceable
 and life-giving in this world
one sound that will
 forever be etched in my heart
 always be yours
that sound is
 your cry
 my life


lost & found

I have been lost
  In shadowy leaves
      dancing across the sidewalk in the late morning sun
  In thick laughter
      rich with stories friends share around the dinner table 
  In poetic words
      drank from a page as aromatic as the dark coffee nestled in my hands

I have been found....
  In a child's tender smile
      gurgling forth unhindered  giving me hope for the future
   In the strong arms
        and the warm chest of my soul mate’s embrace
   In the everlasting truth
       of God's love and promises fulfilled
I pray that today 
   you too are lost... and found.



late night visits in the
dark of your room
we curl up against each other
skin against skin
your breath barely
breaking the silence


taking responsibility

it's about time you took
responsibility for the way
my heart gets stuck in my throat
and how hard it gets to breath
and how heady I become every time
you walk in the room
it's about time you recognize
what you've done to me