In the depths of my being

I hear the whispering stillness of tall pines

Wild creatures and short grasses


In the echoes of my heart

I intuit a solitary sadness

 A yearning from pseudo-conscious, lonely masses


As the crisp clean air flows through my bosom

I breathe in anticipation…

Feeling, as if I were a great soaring eagle in flight!


On the breadth of my cheek

I feel the excitement, no… the exuberance

Of the most exquisite butterfly, alight


At the tip of my tongue

I taste the tantalizing tang of creation

Salt spray, wild winds, the strongest of sea breezes


In the coolest, freshest evening air

I smell the sweet longing of wild roses

Urging… Please, please let us open!


Secretly praying to be awakened on this very night

In the darkness, ah, right there

I feel the erotic


Complete and utter ecstasy aroused by you

My sincerest of lovers

My soul’s equal, opening the gate


Alas, it is never too late….

Together we move

Entwined as one throughout the night


As the sky streaks crimson and gold

I rejoice in the clarity, the

Profundity of my holding, your


Deep, unfathomable heart

Passionate, unfaltering love

Divine, purest of souls


Lit by glowing embers

Two become one, finally

One becomes whole.


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