With You

I know every line
every furrow
every single indentation
in your perfect, tanned face.

The strong outline
of your nose
angled and arched
when on profile,

your high cheekbones
in symmetry with your ears
becoming even higher
when you smile
your killer smile;

showing your devilish teeth
in little rows
kept safe by your lips
your soft, sensuous lips,
slightly curling over each other
they’re just begging
to be stroked. . .

Your hair
shining with all the colours
of the night;
not quite hiding your matching
well defined eyebrows
as they slant
nearly meeting in the middle
framing your eyes,
your gorgeous
heart-stopping eyes….

Twinkling the deepest, nutty brown
there ever could be,
as rich as freshly watered soil
as creamy as home-made hot chocolate,
with swirls of caramel
and a pitter patter of crow’s feet
which erupt when you laugh.

Warm, gently, inviting
the same hazel as your skin,
a dark, glowing haze,
Sparkling, dazzling, dancing,
as if they’re on fire
Flames twinkling, burning
and melting,
melting me. . .

I only have to look
one glance is all it takes
and I’m lost,
lost with no possible
hope of return,

but if I could choose
somewhere to remain forever
then there’s no other place imaginable
I would wish to be,
nowhere in the world
I’d feel safer,
no where else I know
I’d feel so alive,

life is nothing without you,
life is everything
with you.


You Are Everything

You are everything beautiful to me,

the first break of sunrise
staining the world gold,

the overwhelming perfume of spring flowers
infecting the air we breathe,

the moon on a silent night
releasing all the love in your heart.

You are everything real to me,

the effortless swing
of a swift in full flight,

the rumbling ache
of a thunderstorm gathering pace,

the scorching heat
of a piercing summer sky.

You are everything true to me,

a rose in bud, blooming such a scarlet red
it could rival the desert sun,

a tree in blossom, glowing such a candyfloss pink
you can almost taste the sugar on your tongue,

a bird in song, bursting such a joyful chorus
it can’t help but bring a smile to your face.

You are everything to me,

everything beautiful,
everything real,
everything true,

from here
to the ends of the earth,

to the furthest star
in the remotest galaxy,

doesn’t even come close
to how far my love
stretches for you.

Thank you for being all you are
and all you can be,

thank you for being
everything to me.

The Kiss

Your nose
strong, angular
nuzzles into the nape
of my neck

as one hand
softly strokes my spine
fingers moving
slowly, sensually
up and down,

the other
gently squeezing
my waist
down to my thigh,
a gradual flush
spreads across
my whole body

a silent sigh
escapes from my lips
hopefully muffled
by your hair
just covering
my mouth.

my head resting
on your shoulder
a worn,
bristly stubble
scratching my cheek
I can feel
the warmth
the heat
from our bodies
pressed tight
against one another
so willingly. . .

the scent
of your skin
so sweet, so
I can’t resist
I have to reach out
hesitantly tracing
my fingers
round the outline
of your chest

we’re standing so close
cheek to cheek
hip to hip
I can feel
every muscle
in your body
I bet even the hairs
on your arms
are standing firm

I have to concentrate
on keeping
every part
of my body
under control
before I become
moist. . .

You lift
your head
and look
just look at me,
I get lost
in those dark pools
of yours

I never noticed
how the stars
the whole galaxy
are held in your eyes,

you come
so close
every feature
becomes a blur
but I feel you smile
as we touch
for the one
the only
kiss. . .