I look around and I can see
Stars and shapes and trees and hues
I fell in love and you chased away
All my Monday morning blues.
Waking up to a hot pale sun
No longer feels like a weary chore
Instead, the second that awareness comes
I smile at the thought of the treasure I hoard.
Your soft skin dapples under the shifting light
Enchanting me as it gives you mystique
And I long to see your soft lids rise
To reveal those sleepy brown orbs beneath.
A smile deepens the welcome
That always hovers in your laughter
You reach for my hands and hold me close
With the promise of ever-after.
I have kissed your gentle lips
Our fights have stretched our loving ties
But not a day that comes has passed
Without the sun lighting our love in our eyes.
©Ruth P. 2017
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