Conjure

Conjure me a story, my love,
and make it up as you go.
Tell me how much you love me
tell me things I don’t yet know,

like how much you love to see me laugh,
or the way I twirl my long hair
around my finger as I’m watching you
as if making sure you’re really there

for sometimes love, it comes and goes
like a magician’s slight of hand,
one minute you’re there and then you’re gone
like love notes in the sand.

via Daily Prompt: Conjure

Simplify

can we ever simplify our love, she asked,
to what truly matters the most?

do i love you because of all the things you’ve given me
or is it in those moments when you hold me close?

is it in the way you hold my heart in your hands
like it’s the most precious thing that you own?

Our love simplified is all this and more, he replies,
it’s the only love I’ve ever known.

via Daily Prompt: Simplify

31: Conveyor

you look utterly divine,
her lover said
as she lay underneath the covers
of his bed
wearing only a slip of
expensive French lace,
and a Mona Lisa smile
on her beautiful face

you’re a conveyor of lies,
she replied
though I like how your love for me
does not hide
everything you say
is plain as day
you don’t seem to care
what anyone will say

for they don’t know you like I do,
he whispered in her ear
they don’t know the secrets
you reveal to me whenever I’m near
but all this doesn’t change
how perfect you are to me
with that Mona Lisa smile
that’s only mine to see.

via Daily Prompt: Conveyor

28: Inkling

it was just an inkling,
nothing more,
the softest of whispers
before the dawn

his touch speaking volumes,
a sweet caress
as she folded into his arms,
become his to possess

his to hold,
his to bind
all his to do as he pleased
two hearts entwined

and in the morning light,
when the doubts would flee
she knew then he was hers
utterly, completely

via Daily Prompt: Inkling

27: Inscrutable

i wish you’d tell me things, she said
i wish you’d tell me lies
instead, you are inscrutable
every emotion hidden behind your eyes

tell me the things you wish for,
tell me your dreams
let me be the one you turn to
when the demons gnaw at the seams

but i tell you these things already
he whispered in her ear
as he wrapped her in his warmth, his love
till he swallowed all her fears.

via Daily Prompt: Inscrutable

Unmoored

she’s feeling unmoored
undone
not knowing if she’s awake
or caught in the web she’d spun

seeking solace in her thoughts,
she pensively weaves
threads of happiness and laughter
and sweet deceit

until he comes,
unsuspecting
caught in the lies she tells,
unrelenting

in her need for submission
to his desires
until he rules her heart
and quenches her fires

via Daily Prompt: Unmoored

NaPoWriMo Day 10: Blindly

Blindly she loves him,
she’s the only one who dares
take a step into his darkness
even when his words ensnare
as he tells her he loves her
whispering the sweetest of lies
each one veiled with a yearning
of true love in disguise

via Daily Prompt: Blindly

NaPoWriMo Day 8: Disguise

he was her prince, her knight
in shining armor,
the man who’d keep her safe,
he was her harbor

vanquishing the fears
that kept her awake at night,
but not from the demons
that stayed out of his sight

until the day came when he saw them
from behind her eyes
and he wondered how long they’d known
of the demons hiding behind his disguise.

Skyline

“Let’s look at the ocean, mom,”
my little one says
as he takes a seat on the pavement
and looks up ahead

where I see more than just the ocean
but the harbor I call home,
“It’s beautiful, mom. Isn’t it?”
And I smile and say, “yes, my love,”
      my dear heart now all grown.