revelation ~

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pages lay empty
at the edge of my pen
waiting this fragile
heart to reveal
what was mine
what is left
of places we loved
a sweet revelation –
i remember it
still

stirred
by desire
assured of my fate
tho lies have been known
to tarry me now
as the first chill
of winter
carries me back
to a time i was lost –
to the place
i was found

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for the promise of more ~

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this is the part
where longing makes sense
a sigh where my dreams
fall away
a name spoken softly
tho shadows can hear
what was saved
for this moment
from another
some day

this is the part
the part where i bend
a place where you lay
in my arms
for a while
trading secrets
for the promise of more
e’en now
there’s a warmth
at the tempt of my smile

i can’t be made
to surrender

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how we will ~

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had i bravery
to tell you –
confessions still to give
lines i wrote
ten thousand suns ago
planted me a garden
grew with destinies
longing left to bloom –
fated bruise
of memory

had i bravery
to wonder –
how we loved
how we will
so unattached to living
– love divine
devoid of every circumstance
without a star to wish
blossoms carried sweet
beyond the
vine

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forever this ~

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when once
you were mine
with permission for more
than ever one lifetime
could hold
come back
you forgave me
for times surely gone
live while your love
is still young
wait as i pleaded
another some day
would grant us the grace
of time in this place
allowing my heart
to beat next to yours
wait
and i’ll come back
to find you
stay while my lips
know your name

. . .

swimming ~

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forgive
the way i drift –
when swimming in your eyes
forever tempts
and i have lost my way
forgotten how it was
said i’d never love you more
take my heart
steal my breath away
forgive of me
my timing –
there’s none of me to spare
let these arms remember
how to love you
everywhere
the soul is spent
before the years –
another moment gone
grieve me not tomorrow
grant me one
last sun

. . .

home another way ~

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am thankful
for the spaces –
tender places
call me home –
to paths beyond my seeking
didn’t need a map
to know
where you were
e’er you wanted love from me
as grace prepared
another life
another time to be
a pause
within the aching
hands to fit just so
tell me where the story
was gone wrong –
take me back
take me
where the river crowds
the trees –
wait for me a map
draw your memory
to me

. . .

when first we loved ~

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i knew
when first we loved
how we’d be
some other time
when the road was gone –
and every light
grown dark

i knew
how could i know
were there words
we couldn’t say
promise not yet wished
when we fell
into the stars

i knew
when there was nothing
save the echo
of your voice –
as silver wingeds brushed
against my heart

i knew
when we were started
yet i had not strength
to give
beyond the dream
of one more place
we are

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still to breathe ~

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had i lingered
here
a lifetime more
than e’er a soul
could stay –
beyond the fall
of circumstance
ashes
have turned grey
had i waited you
and you for us –
how long
might we have been
permitted this
surrender –
a place we start
again
another name
some other kiss –
fate might steal
or loss to grieve
a hand to hold
against the fold –
reminders still
to breathe
. . .

wonder into light ~

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story holds
the best of me –
days before you came
counting every
mercy
as goodbye

ferry me
some distance –
had I known you
from the start
years
to shape wonder
into light

touch where
morning lingers
as warmth against
my skin –
let this pleading heart
be satisfied

when age
is counted backward
words beneath
my pen
let me ease
my story
with your sigh

. . .