12.31.2015

Dive

there is a future known only
to those willing to dive
into depths unknown
and swim unpredictable lengths
leaving the certainty of the present
in the quickly fading past

12.28.2015

washed

meet me at the water's edge
where we'll wade in and let
the current wash over us

12.01.2015

mosaic

sifting through the leaves at her feet
finding pieces of her past
brittle and brilliant, that together
create a bright mosaic
for her future

10.09.2015

everywhere

up here where
everything else seems so small and
ethereal
down there where
everything seems so raw and
tangible
and everywhere between
there are traces of where
we have been
and where I forever want to be

9.26.2015

rocking

steady rhythm, steady beat
steady arms, steady feet
your hand on my back
your name on my lips
I could dance all night
to the rock of your hips

9.11.2015

each string of my heart plays
in notes of honey and amber
to rhythms of yesterday
and melodies of tomorrow.
come sway with me;
come stay with me.

8.19.2015

beside me

I've been tracing lazy circles in this water all afternoon
let the birds fly
let the sun fall
let the clouds drift away
I am where I've always wanted to be
still; in a place with you
beside me

7.02.2015

capturing each moment with you
lightning bugs in a mason jar
lighting up every still night
holding you in my heart

4.26.2015

too much to lose

seams threatening to tear
around the edges where
tears pool as i
reflect on all that i
have
and have been given
too much to hold
too much to lose

4.14.2015

parchment

clasping words once strewn
carelessly without thought of time
you carry them close
affording us the luxury
of once again
savoring syllables
so quickly cast
so hard to grasp

4.13.2015

smooth stone
still in my hand
worn soft with time
and the dreams we share
I hold you tight
as we walk into
the future
unknown
yet so bright

4.08.2015

come and roll over me
dark night,
bright sky,
pounding bass,
skipping treble,
spinning feet;
this is where I
want to be lost -
where I am found.

3.28.2015

smooth stones in my palms
these moments, days, years
worn smooth, cherished,
growing richer with time

3.27.2015

gathering up all my
memories and thoughts of
you and the way you smell
and how you feel against my skin
binding them tight together
so I will never forget
and you will always be close

3.08.2015

come, sit beside me
dip your toes into the cool water
and watch rippling rings
roll the sky, the sun
and all of our dreams into
one silvery stream

3.01.2015

when i'm tired, bent or broken 
and life has taken its toll
i've found no words, or earthly thing
can ever make me whole
so i turn to the potter, creator;
the author of my soul

2.04.2015

late winter sun
teasing and tantalizing
spine tracing fingers
warming, flirting
bringing forth memories
of springs past