Anniversary

One Us

Today all I could remember was the way your body held the ocean of my self & for a moment there was only one us in all creation.

One of Those Moods

I don’t want anything from you, I said, unless you want me to want something from you & she smiled & said, I knew you were in one of those moods.

Odd Couple

My grandmother was big & solid. My grandfather was tall & thin. They looked an unlikely couple. I asked them once how they ended up together. My grandmother said she won him fair & square in an arm-wrestling match. My grandpa just smiled. I let you win, he said.

No More Secret

I will always remember the day
the sun shone dark on your hair
& I forgot where we were
& kissed you lightly
on the nose & suddenly
there was no more secret.

No Words

I read once that the
ancient Egyptians had
fifty words for sand
& the Inuit had a
hundred words for snow.
I wish I had
a thousand words
for love,
but all that comes
to mind is the way
you move against me
while you sleep
& there are
no words for that.

No Difference

There was a boy with skin
as dark as the earth
& a girl with
eyes as blue as the deep
& they loved
each other so well
that people could
not tell
them apart,
for in their hearts,
there was
no difference
between them.

Late Night

In the end, I think that I will like that we were sitting on the bed, talking & wondering where the time had gone.

Kindred Spirits

You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time.

Great Game

What are the rules? I said & she said, Do exactly what I want whenever I want, make no demands of me whatsoever & love me forever, no questions asked & I said, how do you win? & she said, you don’t understand. I’m the only one who wins & then she laughed & clapped her hands. Isn’t it a great game? she said.

Forgotten Promises

she sang like snowflakes on my tongue, bright & sharp with the forgotten promises of spring

Fine Start

I would not say I love you so much if you could teach me a better way, I said & she said that’d do fine for now.

Falling Into Place

deciding everything is falling into place perfectly as long as you don’t get too picky about what you mean by place. Or perfectly.

Beginning

he followed the sun & she followed the stars & in dreams they listened closely for the beginning of all things, for that was where they knew they’d find each other