‘Heart Sparks’ (a Poem and a Painting)

Show her the embers Of a fire you tended long ago When your hand enfolded hers And you reached out to catch a spark. How your eyes danced With the thrill of the game. Show her the tendrils Of finely combed hair That fell across your faces When you spun through whirling leaves And sang…

‘The Way You Were’ (a Poem)

There is a promise in her eyes: A word you heard long ago, perhaps, On your night of yearning and tenderness When hope bloomed before your feet And held its breath in the air above.