Tagged with love

Learning to Sleep

I feel like I’m learning how to sleep again Like it’s something my body forgot Without you next to me I can’t relax Can’t let down my guard This feeling, this need Buried in me like a seed Dormant, it sleeps Even when I cannot So I wait patiently For you to water my soul … Continue reading »

Broken

I was broken The world had chewed me up And spit me out Onto the concrete below Leaving me gasping for air I didn’t care If I lived or died I tried to keep going But knowing what a failure I’d been So many sins committed Made me sure I was unlovable Useless to all … Continue reading »

The Flame of Desire

When you’re single And looking for that one someone Or just in need of release There are moments When that need That hunger Becomes a kind of panic That rises through you Like a tide lapping at the shore Gradually moving farther And farther up the beach The waves increasing in strength incrementally So that … Continue reading »

No More Prayers

No More Prayers The news comes in every day The names and places change But it’s always the same Sure, some days are more brutal than others But it’s still our sisters Still our brothers It’s in Africa, Asia, Europe, and here too It’s villages and towns Paris and Beirut Beheadings and bombs Machetes and … Continue reading »

How has it been a year already?

One year ago today…about this time…my mom said she suddenly had a really bad headache and collapsed. Later that night, for reasons he couldn’t understand, before he could go to sleep, my middle son had to take items my mom had given him down from the shelf where they always sat, and put them on … Continue reading »

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

So many Of my happiest memories Are wrapped up in One single person My dad But I tend to forget To remember those good things And too often Cling to the other Less happy Less perfect Events in my life And then Father’s Day Rolls around And I’ll call my dad And tell him Happy … Continue reading »

Reasons Why I’ve Given Up on Dating

I tried internet dating Once Or twice And I finally gave up I know the profile thingies Are like a resume of sorts And you want to put Your best foot forward But they really should be About some sort of honesty too Reading through them Was like reading the slush pile From hell With … Continue reading »

Last Day of Vacation

The heavy draperyBlocks all but one sliver of lightA rogue sunbeamWarm alreadyGlowing with the same peachy-pinkAs the ripe summer fruitThat errant raySoftly sculptingThe curve of your hipIn warm silhouetteAnd my handAs I trace over the sameYour face is in darknessBut I don’t need lightTo know the curve of your mouthAs it turns into a sleepy … Continue reading »

I Believe

I believe in love That’s such a little word So easy to say Yet it means so much I believe in the grand overarching ideal Of romantic love Of knights on white horses And all those cliches And the love between A mother and her child But more than that I believe that love Is … Continue reading »

Diamonds

This one started simply because it was raining outside today. I glanced out the window, saw that it was a grey dreary rainy day and suddenly this image of this couple in the rain at night under a streetlight was in my head telling me that things were beautiful and sparkly even in the rain. … Continue reading »