Praying

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Praying to the future,
on moments to happen
with sufficient stature
for my happiness to wrap in.

Waiting in anticipation
with all my senses
poised for a temptation
constructed from inferences.

Nothing outside myself to pray to,
I am a transcendental amputee,
living off internal revenue
produced by you and me.

© PLH

Meeting

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The day is silent
like the voice of
your naked skin,
calling forward
the bloodstream
in my responsive,
erectile tissues
until it quivers
in becoming
a burrowing beast.

© PLH

Pearl

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It seems to me
we have been living
for the past ten years
in a state of punctuated
equilibrium, to my mind
the most desirable state of being.

You are the pearl
within the oyster of my mind.

©PLH

Darwin’s Tree of Life

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You are my tree of life
your branches anchored
in many-layered tissues
at the core of my existence.

From so simple a beginning
such a splendour grows,
most beautiful and most wonderful
I have been and am being evolved
by the thought of you.

© PLH

Naked

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The Birth of Venus By: Eugene Emmanuel Amaury-Duval. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France

It is so amazing
that we can get naked
in front of each other
under the heavy breathing
of the sleepless trees,
despite self-consciousness
playing havoc with our brains:
denuded of any garment,
we will stand
unhidden.

© PLH

Granaries 1

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Your tongue is like a flaming sword
which chased me into paradise
your kiss like a softly spoken word
filling my fingers with knowledge
Your clothes look dejected
like flightless birds on the floor
abandoned of soul and warmth
waiting to be worn again, later.

Sometimes my fingers satisfied
her
more than my answers
she kept asking questions
longing for exacting replies.

The sound of your breath
takes mine away.

© PLH

Veere

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I love greeting things
in the balmy mornings
of the yellow light,
slowly warming
to the coming day,
kissing the fruits
of my passion and
settling down to
another instance
of our shared time,
blissfully together.

© PLH