Sunday, August 21, 2011

You Came

You came
into my life –

Not running
not charging –

But quietly…
Almost without
a sound
or movement.

Permeating walls
I took so long
to build.

Stirring emotions
that have
been smoldering
in the ashes
of loves
that died.

Who Am I?

I’ve built myself up
to be more of what
you wanted me to be
than what I really am.

And now
I’m no longer
certain of what
I’m like.

I tried to be
what I thought
you were –
what I thought
you would want
me to be –
and now
I’m no one

I look into your eyes
only to see
that ‘m not half
as beautiful
as I had believed
I was…

You Uncomplicated My Life

You uncomplicated
my life -
for one hour -
giving in to
the misunderstanding.

Liking that which
you had programmed
not to like.
Listening to words
you never
wanted to hear.
You gave me
the chance
to undo
all that I’d done.
Rearranging sentences,
tearing up letters,
erasing thoughts.
And I -
in tragic effort to conceal myself –
fidgeted with my spoon,
drank more coffee than I like to –
and ran from you
trying to find myself.


As we
lie here -
back to back
in restless sleep -
each spent
on our own
space and time -
i realize that
i am fully awake
and aware
that we no longer
sleep all
tangled up
in arms
and legs.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This Is True Love

Whether I stay behind or go -
Whatever you knew of me yesterday
Or know of me now –
My love is more yours than it is mine.
To know one’s mind as I have known
Yours and you have come
To know mine –
To know one’s thoughts and words and movements
As we have known each others,
To have faith and trust in one’s soul
As you and I have in each other’s,
To respect and honor and cherish one
Person as we do one another –
To be there to defend, to comfort, to guide, to hold…
To understand when understanding is
Hard, to agree when agreement is
To decide when decision may hurt…
But to try to do what’s right for both of us –
And all concerned –
This is true love.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Have we lost
all of