Sunday, January 9, 2011

on secret loves


How is it that
simply listening to a voice
belonging to a man you do not know
dance to a tune that he did not create
with you in mind

makes you feel so loved?

Friday, January 7, 2011

this beaming heart

i want to be fortunate enough
to encounter at least one smile
that i did not cause
so that
a smile i did not cause
can cause a smile in me.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

inside this wormy little head

inside this wormy little head
are seven sparrows twittering out a song
that is your name
backwards and forwards.

forward and backward
your name
is an endless song sung by a host of sparrows
that know not how they got
inside my wormy little head.

your name
is also my love
is also your absence.

inside this wormy little head
curls only your memory.