1

this book of love notes

lies next to our shopping list,

plans for meals,

to be placed on the lips

and savored.

 

2

circle of sun

warmth

of your embrace

perfect grace

 

3

Thanks for that middle-of-the-day phone call.

i hear your voice and instantly rejoice.

It is a balm in grey sky winter,

a holiday seaside calm.

 

4

as light fades

darkened by clouds and time

i wait

while cooking

while reading

for the click of your key

to unlock home

 

5

I whisper your name

in prayer

in supplication

to sooth

At night

I curl my arm around

your smooth flank

contour my body along yours

I whisper your name

a lullaby

 

6

curve of your body against mine

tells a complicated calculus of comfort

eclipse of day worries and heaven’s delights

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