You, Lighting My Heart On Fire

The addictive pull between love and control.

It’s a sweet ache of delusion

Your smile, those lips, a bit of stubble roughening out the whole look

Then you toss your hair to the side, along with my sense of pride

I don’t know

Why you strike me this way

There’s just warm fudge left of my brain

And it’s the fault of your damn smile

And your smile

Your smile

You, smile


I’m the remains of a hurricane

Suddenly tame and tender

My defenses loose

And clever, sharpness goes gentle

Because you are out there, somewhere

The cold, whipping winter earth that catches me

Holds you, too

You make me write words like

I hope the sunbeams are kissing your skin

That the wind is gentle

And the sun shines soft

May the rain be tender

And the night, light and starry

May you live

As I’m stuck here, lost in longing

To curl up in the tone of your voice

In the smooth rasp of your presence

And wander deep into you

From the corner of my eye, across the room

Kissing your heart, with kind wishes from mine.

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