Coffee Break

Coffee break

their favorite
time of the day

they have so much
yet
so little
to say

they breathe deep
smile
and gaze

He recites a story
he recalls
from years ago

her eyes flash
with the memory
she loved
so

giggling
in delight
and happiness

they clink their cups
for added
emphasis

They have worked hard for this exact moment

they have been patient
strong
and focused

they have waited so long
for this coffee break

Oh
but
it was worth
the wait

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Forever Kiss

So there it was

The Kiss

the kiss to end all kisses

the kiss that sparks all dreams

the kiss, that really begins, all of my everything

There it was

and here I am

standing right in front of him

wanting to beg for a little more

afraid he’ll run for the door

wanting this kiss to last forever, and a day

wanting to forever feel this way

There it was

me giving in

wanting, forever, all of him

Bedtime Stories

She tells herself a bedtime story, tucking herself in tightly.  She is alone, not lonely.  The king size bed grows enormous under her shaking body.  She is just cold, she is not lonely.  The year was hard and the decisions she had to make were harder still.  She wrestles with her subconscious, refusing to feel guilt.  She pulls the blankets up tighter to her chin, considers turning up the heat.  She decides it’s too cold to get out of bed.  She conjures up another story, something warm.  The beach.  She can hear the waves pounding against the shoreline, she smells the salty breeze as it tingles her skin.  She lets the story take her as she drifts away.