Contraband

I smuggled you too long As contraband, deep inside of me A narcotic that I could not touch nor taste Where longing saturates Every empty chamber and vacant tip I was a fool to keep you hidden deep within me Where your presence echoed What I knew implicitly That I was the foolish one with…

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Love

Love has no varnish or veneer It is like a lump of clay That molds in the hands of the holder And sculpts perfection to the beholder It knows no boundaries or perimeters Lurks unnoticed even enflames in superabundance Love, holds imperfection on a pedestal And perfection on twin retinas Endows the soul with counter-creature…

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Marriage Bed

You are the lighthouse  That withstood the tempests and the brine And held my gaze from far at sea Lighting up a path of water to your landing cove Where I disembarked from my travels And pledged to build a cottage by the sea Where you and I can embark on a million journeys With…

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Soul Mates

If I could fly away in the dark Like a bat searching for the fruits of love If I could heal in flutter and tame the demons of fear If I could cruise with the wind in my back Like a renegade mammal Searching for oneness of two souls What is precious, devout and patient…

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Anniversary

In each milestone There are yester-memories spilling over And future mementos gently sculpted in deed And in this beautiful source Of retrograde transport and anterograde promise Lies the interface of the present That pledges to fill a vacancy In the fluidity of thought-dynamics Where in each collage of reminiscences Are both footprints and footsteps In the…

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