By Your Side

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Each new day I wake I feel your warmth lying beside me

I am soothed to the sounds of your lungs singing

            About dreams

            About life

I feel love
In these mornings
I hear patterns of your breathing

and I’m comforted for the first time

       You are never going away

        You are here to stay

        You are home

         We are home

I feel safe
Yet during the day

I still find myself missing you

Just not like before

How do I ever explain?
I miss you differently

          I miss the morning

          I miss the nights

          I miss holding you at night

          I miss the sex
I miss the comfort of our one soul

I miss the beating of our two hearts-bouncing rhythms of each other’s lyrics

I miss your scent
I can’t wait to get through the day

To escape the restlessness

            To run home

            To our home

            To be near you

            To feel the love

            To see your smile

            To hear your laugh

            To see your eyes sparkle-

             like glass
I miss you

I miss me

I miss us

I miss our new home
This is the only place I want to be

By your side

Infinitely 

When He Kissed My Soul

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I whispered through the crevices of the tree bark
I told my deepest desire
I shared my dreams 
I felt the branches wrap around me
I felt the love of the tree
I heard my wish leave through the leaves
I saw my dreams escape in the breeze
I hope they capture his soul
I hope he hears my wish
I hope he finds me
Waiting under this tree
For the eternal life
He promised me
A million years ago
When he kissed my soul

The Con Artist

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She laid on the cold slab
Delicately filleted
Lifeless
Exposed
Clear of all her vital organs
He left only her heart
Intended to be eaten last
As dessert
Savored for the foolishness in which she believed she could finally find everlasting love
“Ha tsk, tsk foolish girl”!

When

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When my heart flutters out of the blue,

When I watch the birds take flight,

When I dream,

When the music makes me sing and dance,

When my conscious keeps me clean and straight,

When I smile for no reason,

When I feel the sun kiss my face,

When I hunger for the breeze to flow through my flesh,

When the present outweighs the future and the past,

When I taste wine and sharp cheddar cheese,

When I pray at night,

When I thank God for opening doors,

When my outlook feels bright,

When nothing else matters other than the feel of your hand,

Or the sweetness of your breath,

When I feel hugged tight and you’re not there,

When my desire goes into overdrive and I shiver ever so sweet,

When you are my last thought before I sleep,

And the first thought when I rise,

All these things,

So many other things,

They remind me of you,

I am always thinking of you- no matter what I do,

And I realize how lucky life is,

How damn lucky- my life is,

To have someone as wonderful as you,

To share every waking moment soulfully,

As one,

You are never far from me.