Master

Night and day the ink flowed from the nib of his pen. Frantically, mercilessly he scratched his heart, his thoughts, his dreams, his longings and his struggles into the curled pages. They came out in rages and fits. They came out in sonnets and lyrics. They came out in poems and stories and haikus. He […]

Phoenix Rising – Chapter 6

Looking up into her young lovely face, I was reminded again of the frailty of life. The brevity of it. Chances missed. Opportunities forsaken. I was transported back in time, when I was a headstrong youthful man, full of life and dreams. Born into royalty, my father a duke with a sprawling estate and a […]

Helium

Laying on the grass, hand in hand Together staring into the wide blue A breeze slips across our skin The longer we gaze up and up and up Deep blue calls out to deeper blue It’s almost as if we are floating Weightless, tiny but always together She sighs and I look over at her […]

Heart of Stone

A heart of stone Found by Muddy clay Embedding Entwining Infusing Wrapping itself around the heart Becoming one Cementing together Softening Becoming stronger No longer two-dimensional Now with layers and texture Folding over Permeating Mixing Sand and clay and mud and stone Stone Stone softening Stone melting (How can this be?) Morphing Changing Something new […]

Without You Beside Me

I lay here in our bed Alone But when I close my eyes I imagine your arms around me Your breath on my neck Whispers of love and forever On my hip rests your hand A leg thrown over mine If I turn my face Will I see your eyes looking back into mine? Will […]

Come Near

Come near, my Love Lay here in my arms Let me hold you close Stroke your face Breathe you in Absorb all that you are Come near, my Love I long to feel you To stay in your embrace Our bodies entwined Full of passion Made whole one within the other Come near, my Love […]

Missing You

I miss your body lying next to mine Your arm across me Holding me right where you want me I miss your knowing hands waking me With strokes and caresses divine Stoking the flames of my intense passion I miss your rough voice in my ear Whispering I love you’s and Telling me exactly what […]

Phoenix Rising – Chapter 7

Hauling the basket of wares and trinkets my master crafted by day on my back had me sore and sweating in the hot sun of summer but I couldn’t help but be just a little excited. Today was market day. True, the market ran twice a week, every week. But Master Jovus only sold from […]

Empty Bed

this morning I reached across the empty sheets and felt for you but you weren’t there you never are and still I automatically reach for you long lonely nights followed by cold hollow days I’m positive spending a whole day with you resting in your arms would change my whole world and yours I know […]