That good thing


I have a good thing going

You leave me wanting


Of you

And when you leave

It makes me understand

Just how good I’ve got it



Wading through the wallow

I found a beautiful way

She didn’t know it

Through stys and puddles

I found my way

So I know

You shine the light



I am a simpleton

This I know

You are above my class

This too, I know

But, in this state

I have the advantage

Being that

You love me too+

Be close to me


They say distance makes the heart grow fonder

But when your breath is on my neck

I have you wrapped closely

My heart does not wont

Do not linger, nor tarry

Unless by my side

Be hasty in your return

For my heart longs for you

Please come back to me

Your joy is infectious

Missing you is like the blankets torn away on a cold morning

I want you in your nook

My oasis


There are things that I cannot change

The broken shards of life that sting

Like nettles around my heart

Infecting my attitude

Reflected in my prickly disposition

You are my desert flower

Bountiful beacon of beauty

In less-than-friendly environs

The sweet pear fruit of the cactus

I find my sustenance in your eyes

You water my soul and revitalize it

From a natural spring of goodness

My splinters glom over in your dew

I hope to wear an amber coat

To shield from future fractition

A year’s time


As the seasons slowly change

Morphing wardrobe choices

Sneaking behind life decisions

I think of you

Summer welcomes autumn

While we fall in love

In a simple, natural way

Like lapping waves to shore

I think of you

As another grey whisker grows

And life sheds another lesson

My patience ebbs and flows

A tempered heart again hits flame

All the while, I think of you

So when the wind changes

From a summer kiss to a winter nip

Time will pass and make us stronger

We will be fortified to endure both

To see many more season come and go

In the wind


When the wind whispers

I hear many things

Mostly, I relive the past

Those sotto voce notes that hide

But when the wind whispers

You envelop me

I feel tomorrow, now

In your smile I find fate

The whispers in the dark

Are the same as in the light

So no matter what happens at night

I have your whispers

In the wind you find me

There I find my peace

Because my heart listens

When you whisper into the wind



Your eyes can be better

Than cloudless blue skies

On mornings waking next to you

Half-awake and comatose

I force myself

To at least one open eye

As the Sandman hangs heavy

To see the fortunate peek

I am blissfully afforded

Into heaven

Let your hair down


I get out of work

It is late

I let my hair down

We had spent the weekend together

A day in the sun

Grilled out

I had let my hair down

I spent the night at your place

You had run errands

I tried to be domestic

I had let my hair down

The next day

You worked during the day

I watched your TV, then showered

Then worked through the night

When I let my hair down

With your shampoo’s scent

The wind took me to you

Golden treasures


My simple black V-neck

Seems to attract your golden threads

Just friendly reminders of you

And so I value them as treasures

Appearing randomly in unexpected places

Like gems out of nowhere

You are an alchemist’s dream