The brush of your hand across my shoulder
Sends fire into my cheeks, burning away
My confidence, waning as the sun over the horizon.
I would chase you until morning
Dazzled as the night brightens your strawberry hair
Undone by the moonlight framing hazel eyes that
Always smile against a masterpiece rendered
In countenance, sublime in its glowing reflection.
Let my love rest beside your form, holding
Tightly your features till dawn snatches
You from my grasp, and memory dreams
Along the snarling contours of day.
I await the night and the fragrance preceding your touch.
Let nothing rest between us
Save the tiny molecules of air
Trapped between our two bodies
Entwined under a new moon
Surrounded by an audience of stars
Reflected off the glassy surface
Of a quiet spring which nourishes
A teeming plain, full of rattlesnakes,
Pronghorn, and my captive heart.
Love is wonder
Intrinsic and powerful
Mysterious in its most
The light inside the shade
I am under
Love hides in secret
Likes seeds planted
In the desert, waiting
For drought’s end
Rain’s nourishing shower
Brings an infinite, colorful palette
Love never leaves us
Lying in our graves
Content for dust to settle
And dim the glory of our lives
Lived under the shade
Before the light luminous
Love lives in thunder
And the cricket’s chirp
Amidst the patter of soft rain
Soaking through soil to thirsty roots
While clouds part like theater curtains
Unveiling the scope of the Master’s love
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Peace of Christ,