Joy

A cup of coffee

from a white

porcelain mug

bitter blended

2 teaspoons of sugar

with a splash of milk

gently awakening

the senses

Hoping the day

is as good as

the first sip

Releasing

You are not

your thoughts

Breathe

release

Clear

the static

with love.

Coração

I love you

like

the amount of grains

in the sand

like

the amount of times

the waves

crash ashore

like

the oxygen

that trees produce

because my heart

feels so happy

when I’m

with

you.

Practicality

Do not

Water

barren lands

for bonds

that will dissolve

like sand.

Companion

My feline friend

says I love you

either with

a meow

a kiss

wanting a boop

grooming me too

walking together

like sidekicks

or gets into a

perfect purring position

on my chest

drifting off

to peaceful rest.

21st century scams

Social media lies

of manicured lives

watching

everyone’s highlight reel

versus

what’s real

Dawn’s serenity

Waking up

in love’s embrace

smiling at his

sleeping silhouette

joy circulating

through my body