Lay with me

Let me paint

You with words

Let me strum

Your hair like

A harp let

Me tap your

Tummy like a

Tympani let my

Fingers dip in

Loves water colors

And draw circles

Across your brow

Down the cliffs

Of your cheekbones

And pool in

The hollows of

Your throat lay

With me and

Let me look

Into your eyes

And see stars

So far away

Yet close enough

To touch stay

Lay with me

Delay with me

Let this night

Last into the

Day with me


I stepped away

Like a storm

That dumped its

Rain on mountain

Tops deciding to

Be cloudy rather

Than another storm

Bringing peace instead

Of selfish torrents

Giving me room

To decide whether

What we offered

Was what’s needed

Rather than wanted

Like protective parents

With a child

In a bakery

Filled with desserts

And bread like

Travelers finally breaking

Free to see

The canyons vista

Please give me

Time to choose

Because I know

That one road

Leads to you

And the other

Well the other

Leads to nowhere


And as I

Knew you responded

For my cry

For help chasing

Me down the

Beach as I

Was caught in

Life’s rip tide

Hollering here swim

Here to me

Flailing and tired

I followed your

Voice like a

Retriever following the

Splash here over

Here to me

I heard again

And again at

Last breaking free

And into the

Water of hopelessness

You ran grabbing

Me and pulling

Me into the

Safety of arms