At the first

via Daily Prompt: Blush When first we fell in love, we were sure It would be forever, as if nothing could Separate us, like Romeo and Juliet, only We would not be duped into death as They were, ours would be a lifetime of Devotion, and there would be no compromise, No surprises at our…

Be my valentine!

via Photo Challenge: Beloved Hearts and flowers can be a challenge. Knowing whom you love is relatively easy. Keep an open heart. Embrace your beloved.

I will not

I will not lie and suggest it doesn’t shock Change is so subtle that it goes almost Unnoticed in the familiar, your  body to Which I am as accustomed as to my own Moves around me, its faultlines evident and Marked just as the wrinkles that drag on Mine mock my mortality so that it…

Precious

via Daily Prompt: Cherish Cherish life, appreciate love, Worship, if you must, all that Lies before you, the golden Treasures of each lovely day Cherish memories, appreciate Everything you are given, The moon, the river, time as it Passes, like the waves from Shore to shore, all this is Precious, hold it close to Your…

The album

We will never be this young again We always knew that, but didn’t Believe it, until one day, looking At pictures of how we were, when   We were that young, smiling photos, The happiness blended with youth, We had to confess that time had Passed, happily and with the stealth   Of time slipping…

In sync

via Daily Prompt: Partner It’s not easy navigating a partnership. Admit it, you and your beloved are not always in sync. Love and marriage are the ultimate alliance, the pinnacle opportunity to cooperate and collaborate. There are other such connections we get to make. Early on, we form friendships which may resemble alliances we will…

May 3rd: 25 Years

When did we go from Young and in love to Old and in love still? Of course, we never Really were young in love– Our love sprang in midlife And grew with companionship And care, caring as we did One about the other, but Honestly, when you are in Love, you are always young– Now…

Stalwart hearts

Strident hearts, stalwart hearts, Hearts as flighty as a deck of cards, capricious And whimsical, or hearts as devoted as the proverbial Doves, sincere as life-long fidelity, sentimental but not Lost to sentimentality. The heart, a muscle, often stands in For love. It is represented as an organ of desire, subject To the arrows that…

Hearts and flowers

Can it be that the heart, a muscle, is an Organ of desire? When it stands in for love, does it help Us recognize our best selves, and find a soul mate? Does the heart understand that love is better than Lust? Are there hearts less choosy, easier to seduce? Are some more finicky, like…

Heart II Heart

The heart’s a muscle, often standing in for love, Beating 72 pumps per minute, fuelling our feelings of Tenderness and remorse. Are we trivializing the work it does, Just keeping us alive, powering us with the sustenance we need, Nourishing every other organ with the blood-fuel that charges Rapidly through our veins? This seems like…