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

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.

Dawn’s serenity

Waking up

in love’s embrace

smiling at his

sleeping silhouette

joy circulating

through my body

Analogy

Love is like

a magic trick

best experienced

without

questioning

the how.

Affirmation

One day

I will no longer

clear the cobwebs

heal the hurts

negotiate with nerves

answer to my anxiety

One day

I will

master myself.

Feline friend

The purest love

I’ve known

has a wet nose

whiskers

gives head nudges

nibbles

and

sweet starts

to all my mornings.

Bibliophile

Used Books’ pages

hold ideas

printed

and have

Imprints

of navigated thoughts

from the previous reader