it’s no secret

 

it’s no secret 

as you open the door

I am here

waiting for the moment

you appear

it’s supposed to be like that 

for nothing speaks of love

more than

the simple act

of being there

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

 

what was it I told you

 

what was it I told you

          about myself?

a love of words and women

striving for

an understanding of both

some things

have not changed

the way

life enters me

how it loses in translation

the way you entered my life

and left me speechless 

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

I center

 

I center

I draw in the energy of the universe

my thoughts turn to you 

as I fill with Love

words spill onto the pages

I am blessed with a poem or two 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

winter has a way

 

winter has a way

of moving a chill

through the veins

of early mornings

the soft pumping

of your heart

is music enough

to warm this man

winter needs only lean

across your sleep to thaw

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

 

nobody

 

nobody

can make you happy

that’s your domain 

but it’s nice to know

others can add

to your happiness

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

you can let go

 

you can let go

of almost anything

except

that perfect place

you go to

to get in touch

with yourself 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

 

during the night

 

during the night

our bodies

pull together

morning finds us

wrapped in the first

strings of light

as day begins to come

between us

we cling to each other

as if the shadows

that trail us

do not matter

 

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

some are here

some are here

to teach children

you teach men

there is never

any going back

or accepting less

after knowing you

you teach

the fine-tuning

of gentle

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

without reference

 

without reference

what is right

in front of you

is invisible

you always know

where you have to go

beauty is a magnet

 

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

I made love to you

 

I made love to you

as you walked

towards me

in my mind

you were embarrassed

but you smiled

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets, available on Amazon and Kindle

on average the only thing

on average the only things

we’ll pass along

will be the kindness we’ve given away

without even noticing

a kindness received

and carried forward

on the winds of time and temperament

well beyond the marker

of our lifetime

well into the hereafter

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets

 

you can play

you can play

and listen joyously

to the music of love

without ever having mastered a note

you can feel the strings

as they are caressed

you can hear the ivories

as they are massaged

you are the conductor

of all possibility

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets

 

let your silk dust

let your silk dust

leave a fine lace layer

on your son’s life

that he will always trace

your name upon

let your breath leave a mist

on the window

he views all women from

 

 

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets

I love the music

I love the music

of your wind chimes

the windows you appear in

reflecting

a life-satisfying-time

cats that don’t need to unwind

the home I am here in

with you

 

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets

it was our warmth and light

it was our warmth and light

that brought us together

in so doing

learning to appreciate

who we are

how we view ourselves

inhaling the love we share

exhaling a vision of the world we share

our individual circles

folding in on one another

 

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets

in the rush of things

 

in the rush of things

in the chaos

trust me

to remind myself

to pause

and say how truly

I love you

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service
Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets

 

together we are private angles

together we are private

angles of sunlight

who blush in public

our sweat sheen bodies

remember

where the clearing is level

the high grass matted

together our bodies

are small altars

where the sun performs

morning service

Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service
Small Altars Where the Sun Performs Morning Service: A Cameo Collection of Shorter Poems & Morning Minuets