savior

life’s quiet moments

glimpse sun rise

cafe table together

long car ride

walk with trees

dinner’s first bite 

sink into pillow

these are the ones

we carry in our soul

the ones that coat our heart

in glossy finish

protecting us from rust

preparing for our polish

these are the moments

that save us 

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waking

rub your eyes, darling

let the light in slow

like a faded memory

in gradual return

let it cover you 

and comfort you

warming you

from inside out

remembering our love

poured down your back

the heat of me covering you

clutching you in my palms

wrapping my fingers tight

to never let go

of the light 

our love illuminates

now blinding you 

from out of the dark

sweet sorrow

slipping steadily down the slide

sorrow waits for me at the bottom

welcoming her into my fold

I know there is no other way

she comes 

we play 

chase among the wood chips,

hanging on the monkey bars,

riding on the see-saw,

swinging side by side

until it’s time for her to go

but one thing I know

she always returns 

and I can’t out run her

so instead

I ask her to play