All She Asks

all she asks - the sun

She didn’t ask you to be the sun that sizzles the hot, summer air. She didn’t ask you to be the moon that shines outside her window with such flair. She didn’t ask you to be the air she breathes or the breeze that ruffles her hair. She just asked you to be the presence […]

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The Scent of Vanilla

the scent of vanilla - vanilla scented candle

Dark night at the beach. A tent for two pitched on the sand. The lines of my body, your hands traced. As we made love, the scent of vanilla candles permeated the air. Bright lights in our house. My young brother lies in a white coffin, His hands, by his side, held immobile. As we […]

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Love and Worn-Out Blue Jeans

worn-out blue jeans

There is nothing more satisfying Than slipping on a pair of worn-out blue jeans; Freshly laundered and smelling of fabric conditioner, Its fabric settles on my skin Like the caress of your callused hands, Soft yet harsh at the same time – Sending tingles down my scoliotic spine. There is nothing more comforting Than wearing […]

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The Rains of Her Soul

The Rains of Her Soul

While the rains gently caress Her part of the world with their kisses, Her soul lies submerged In the wrath of their floods. As she professes her love For the cool drops that land on her skin, She wallows in the surge When they come in heavy torrents.

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A Love Story from the Past

a love story from the past

Love! and it fell.. helter-skelter, an amalgam of bright hues, right into my lap. fuschias, magentas, saffrons, aquamarines… like jewels of every kind, sparkling, dazzling, brightening my very life. and it encompassed… warm, warmer, hot! scalding my being, suffusing me with the need for more. yes, more! i need more of this love for life, […]

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