Just for You

One word brings another
While each letter drips
Slowly from my mind
The synapse triggers the spark
Through the door of my heart
Into the garden of my
Sweetest sympathy

One two three words
Become a sentence that
Run away and bleed
Coursing through my veins
Shooting from my lips
In wild excitement

Does the whip that cracks
The back of what may
Or may not exist entirely
Find itself pushing harder
Past the disconcerting thoughts
Hiding beneath
Incredulity

Lift up the rock
Under green leaf
A shallow hole
Where all ideas
Are in comfortable chorus
Chambered in a fold of black sheep
Emotions crisscrossed
Into broken twigs
In the form of
Comprehension transfixed

Who wears the
Sketch of a heart
Like this?
Have you ever wondered
Why this shape
Is the one we all chose
To agree upon
As the symbol of
Our love?

I thought you might have

I type the letters
L-O-V-E
And images of colored feelings
In similarities form
For us to select popping up
Even charmingly so

Used by many ancients
Epigraphy monuments
Familiar love
Familiar sonnets
Representing our 15th century
Tongues of song and
At each corner of your
Smile I find my eyes
Light up for awhile at past life tiles
Hieroglyphs and Vedic rhymes

These are
The only keys that lead
Your unforgettable hand to
Stir the syrup
Of our humor
In a bowl of savory
Timeless affection

When morning arrives
I swing my legs over bed to bring you
A tray of raspberries and red roses
Your curly initials displayed
Proudly on my chest

You know the rest

Even the sun
Is jealous that
I made my way to the kitchen
Just for you

© GÄ

For Us

For everything we’ve fought for
For ourselves
For our loved ones
For our animals
For the kindred fire
That burns between us
Even for those that didn’t
Necessarily love us
We fight through the tears
We ask questions like why?
Is this punishment?
Let it be said that
All of this is happening
For us not to us

© GÄ