cinnamon or taffy

the boardwalk summer: low tide and high feeling, a helpful bit of sun along the way, and music, like a soul-possession engine -- a tastes-like-cinnamon- or-taffy day a kiss behind the pier: a running stallion, a dancing mare with yellow tangled hair, a range of wooden slats for many horses, a galloping within the blare … Continue reading "cinnamon or taffy"

In Joy

She brings young love up to the door, Her family on the other side; A heart as full as hearts can be, And eyes alight with pride — But families don’t always see: They can get locked up in the past, And miss the growing moment’s mien, “Another thing not meant to last –” But … Continue reading "In Joy"

On These Docks

She walked out on these docks with him About a life ago In warm and windy memories That only she will know The boy who was her everything Her fading Summer light Until the darkness took him Into everlasting Night

In Time Reborn

A limitless expanse — In time reborn and unaware We ventured And left our hearts to chance: The magic morn of cupboard bare, Indentured But never knowing it was so. So intimate, so artless — The world may be a wonder show: It’s keepers, though, are heartless — A barefoot couple’s dance: Ere everything that … Continue reading "In Time Reborn"

Fall Carnival

Young love, what it felt like. A clear Autumn day – Golden leaves, a blue sky, the bright carnival way; At fourteen years old with my very true love A large crowd around us, a few clouds above The roar and the music, the beautiful girl, My mind in a passion, my heart in a whirl … Continue reading "Fall Carnival"

I Wander Freely

I wander freely in and out of dreams Along a path where long ago we walked; By tires on long ropes, swung over streams, Where crickets chirped and frogs croaked as we talked – And as young lovers do, we also did. I loved the shy excitement of your eyes; Your quick’ning breath, as on … Continue reading "I Wander Freely"