Us

Sunlit.
Your smile.
That time in the kitchen.
When the glass broke.
Scared. 
Hurt.
I thought you were.
You smiled.
Laughed embarrassed.
Momentarily tender.
My machismo broken.
But for a moment.
My heart you saw.
My love for you.
Laid bare.
Embraced.
Two hearts forever.
Linked as one.
Nothing as precious.
Special. 
Us.

How Do I Tell You

How do I tell you.
Feelings.
Ufettered.
The wreckage of a soul.
Eternal love.
Undying.
How do I tell you.
When I see.
When our hearts speak again.
Memories.
Those little moments.
Infinite.
Pure.
The thing we all seek.
It was you.
It's always been us.
How do I tell you. 
Tell me.
Please.

Three Words

Watercolor Sky

I stopped but for a moment.

A curious idea,

A leaf fell before me.

I thought once more,

A sign?

A conspicous message.

Birdsong filled my ears.

I recalled the note on the table.

A cryptic appeal to my heart.

Breeze through the window.

You told me all I needed to know.

Three words.

Sunlight warms all.

Three, little words.

Hero

The one who gives.

The one who never takes.

The child who smiles,

Regardless of suffering.

The husband who holds her hand.

The wife who gives her all,

Everyday.

 

The soldier ducking in trenches.

The Marine storming tropical beaches.

The countless loved ones who fought in deserts,

Showing those who never had, what freedom is.

Hero.