IN THE DARK

Awakened
From what little I know
Of a sound sleep…
Listening to music had
Put me there until
Suddenly for the
First time ever
I truly heard
The lyrics…
Moved to tears
These were
From joy…
Words of love
And I couldn’t wait
To share them
With the one I love
 

THE TROUBLE WITH CARBON

It’s only six
But it mates
Indiscriminately
And that’s the problem
It matches up with many
A veritable elemental slut
Breaking up with one form
To jump in bed with another
That’s the way the planet goes
As it circles the drain…
Do we get global climate change
Or oceans full of acid rain?
Can we teach carbon some manners
Before it’s too late…will we realize
She’s only doing what comes naturally?
The problem’s on OUR plate!
 

LAST LOVE

It started quietly
Understanding not yet
That she wasn’t teasing
My love she sought
It took awhile
To see the handwriting
On the wall…
Just a minor detail?
No, not quite…
Life gets in the way
Even past life…
I’ll get past the past
In time…
Just wishing that
Certain parts of time
WOULD fly by…
As love waits patiently
 

GIFT OF LOVE

Unexpected…
She came to me & said
Walk beside me
Take my hand
We’ll lead each other
To our promised land
How do you refuse
An offer like that
Simple answer…you don’t
You find a way to
Put obstacles behind
The rear view mirror
Never can show
The direction
I plan to go…
Love at any time
Is never too late
And it’s always a gift
 

THE KISS

I placed my lips to hers
Like I’d seen on TV…
Surprised and delighted
As her tongue met mine
And I finally knew
What kisses were about
How do you know how
To do something if you’ve
Never seen it done right?
In a nation afraid to be
Honest about love and sex
I know that honesty is best
 
© 2017 Robert Mihaly
 
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