The day starts

Freshly like the

Intoxicating aroma of

Eggs bacon coffee

Awakening me from

Sweet dreams of

The arms of

My past lovers

Shielding me like

Armor from the

Ravages of life

Messages arrive from

You like long

Awaited letters tickling

Me like that

Cold quarry lake

Outside of Pittsburgh

Where we cautiously

Dipped our toes

Before leaping headlong

Just like sipping

A cup of

Joe before work