The Secret Language of Angels

December 17, 2012

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“Au milieu de l’hiver, j’ai découvert en moi un invincible été.”

(“In the depths of winter, I discovered there was in me an invincible summer”)

-Albert Camus

You moved in me

at first as one cell in my heart that vibrated

to a distant tuning fork an infinity away

then as my heart whole gave way as a symphony


as waves upon the waiting shore,

you sang within me

We inhaled the secret language of angels

and leapt from the edge of the world

into the spinning darkness

clutching tightly to each other

knowing we were the wings that

would never land

We embraced with human arms made of light

and became the torch

that set fire to the stars

and gave greatness to the skies


you and I,

we always both knew

we were never a random


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September 1, 2012

I tossed my dreams high
into the air
to see where they would land
they flew higher

as if
to hundreds of
brightly colored kites
losing all sense
of gravity

reaching Heaven,
the astonishing light
of your soul
a strangely familiar flower
of uncorruptible beauty
that you placed
in my hand
healed all the
forgotten wounds
and forever
held the world together

And when I returned,
eyes sparked awake,
I would feel the familiar
of the field beneath me,
the winsome sun burning across

its deepest pure skies
and your hand locked
in mine.

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Elegant Star

June 10, 2012

In everyone’s sky

the star
that slightly
the passing glance
but whose soul was

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L= (Y+M) C²

March 26, 2012

Do you know that place between
being awake and asleep
where you still remember dreaming?
That’s where we can always find
each other
and our love

What if I were to tell you
in one impossible fleeting moment
in our embrace
I knew your life complete
as you would mine?
Every thought
every memory
every pain
every joy
every failure
every triumph
while the world
went quiet around us
as we were flung
to the far end of
a timeless

Perhaps I will never fully understand
the physics of love
Only that
Love will always be
you and me
the speed of light

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I Shall Give You The Journey

February 13, 2012

They may promise you kisses blown across a room

I shall be the winds blown into your sails

They may promise you a house

upon a quiet expanse of land

I shall be the fire comforting your home

and the rains that water your garden

They may promise you the Queen’s finest jewelry

I shall give you the starry heaven’s brilliance

They may promise your name upon a yacht of luxury

Walk with me and I shall give you the journey

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Love Bleeds Its Deepest Red

December 16, 2011

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind douses a candle and kindles a bonfire.”

– Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld

I have found you, sweet girl
we must get lost
among the starry celestial fires where
you’ll remember me
as the morning stars sing together
and the ocean waves bring us home

Ours was an army of angels
and all-not-yet-invented
where love bleeds its deepest red
with its tenderest mercies
and whispers heroic moonsilver
brilliant over our bodies
fierce with inhaled intent
and blissed panic.

It is us who moves the world
and us who will pull it through
not one heartbeat will we forget
with every measure of grace
we will escape into life
before our most brightest star forever

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Made of Stars

May 3, 2011

Tell me about waking where we were two horses turned loose
running and running until we forgot we were horses
where we would teach each other all the things we forgot
and we discovered we were all made of stars

I need your grace as the earth needs the memory of rain
I will drink poetry from your lips and kiss your fire with mine
I cannot resist you as no mere human
can stand in a fire and not be consumed

I can sit all day wearing nothing but your kiss
I am drowning deep in your undertow
Tell me we shall be ruined by love
and tell me we shall never get used to it

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My Bucket List

December 11, 2010

1. You (only you).

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The Moments Between

September 25, 2010

” The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. ”
-Joseph Campbell

My Dearest Love,

I cannot lie.
I’ve raced through my life
as I’ve had through a novel,
anxious for its sweet ending.
Mad sprints through the tall
heaving lungs, arms
through the thinned atmosphere
to touch the light of sacred
in the indigo night.
This is how I breathed you.

I’ve traced your face in the
air with my fingers
across knowing
and waking mountains,
felt it real as the
scripture of trees,
the living water
and the days of March
you wore in your eyes.
This is how I lived you.

Yet, what we know,
what we know the world does not,
is not the brilliance of
in distant universes.
The freedom we seek,
the love we’ve found,
is in uncovering
the infinite beauty
that lies
in the moments
between the seconds
of our life.

This is how we love.

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We Stilled The Hours

July 3, 2010

I want to tell you my stories
whispered secret into your ear,
and feel your struggling lips go soft
with our conspiracy.

I want our eyes to
dance past the cynics
(who have bet their forgotten
innocence against us),
and peer beyond this anxious world of
toothless fear
and swallow deeply
completely until

we feel
our lungs rise as the tides
and its singular pull
with the heroic moonlight
throbbing in my heart

as we found home

and stilled
the hours.

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