Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Life with you

Life with you
is the warm fuzzy blanket
I draw across my shoulders
to keep out the January chill.

Life with you
is an endless evening out,
the submarines plying the still
waters, breaking moon shadows.

Life with you
is the soft glow of candles
burning long in the cool of evening
as practiced lovers touch as if for the first time.

Life with you
is the thump of waves against the hull,
sails straining in the breeze,
the rig groaning with passage.

Life with you
is the soft laughter of children
running, spinning, dancing:
the park full of joy.

Life with you
is the heart beating
a rum-tum-tum, rum-tum-tum,
knowing that the heart

Keeps all promises.

Copyright 1997 by Peter A. Stinson.
All rights reserved.
Reproduced by Poetry 360 with permission of the author.

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