At First Sight

Sparks ignite a small, warm flame inside
of this pulsing heart. Throb, dub
Thump, throb, dub
Thump.

Sweet whispers, soft and silvery
on the ear, soothing like a serenade by a string symphony
in sunset settings

What time are you coming round?
Arms in a tight embrace, it feels
like magic, it’s a perfect
now, right here, right
now.

Pastry Kitchen

Crack, crack, crack,
chocolate cocoa bars
cracked to bite size
cubes

Crunch, crunch, crunch,
crunchy caramel cookies
crushed to itty-bitty
crumbs

Wash it, weigh it, whisk it,
Stir it, sift it, simmer it,
Melt it, mix it, margarine it,

Beat it, knead it, grease it,
Roll it, fold it, mould it,
Ice it, dice it, spice it up,

Set it in the oven
watch it bubble, sizzle,
hear it whistle
Tick, tick, tick, tick,
Ding!

For Somebody

Every waking moment
a painful reminder
of the distance
keeping us separate

It’s as though
my hands are reaching
for something
I can’t touch

Time and space
between us both
only serves to cause
another heartache
another teardrop
another painful flashback

It’s almost surreal
whenever our paths
cross

She makes me whole
filling empty spaces
in my heart
like elixer
satiating
my parched soul

She plants roses
in my veins
and paint colours
in my mind
She makes reality
a little more tolerable

Her voice
a cheerful tinkle
resonates throughout
my entire being
undulating even
the dustiest chords
in my soul

Her eyes
those soulful windows
searches the recesses
of my soul
helping me
find myself

Her scent
a lingering fragrance
that never seems
to dissipate
from my mind

She’s the reason
I remain awake at night
She has turned reality
into a sweet dream

And every night
I pray for her
before
I slip into slumber
to dream of her