First Date

First Date

Her eyes anxiously scanned the crowds

and fixed on you

with smile sounding

like sunshine on welcome skin

with added pinch of luck

for coming to know him

as their nerves shook hands

whilst lips curved

and eyes danced

barely looking down

her heart opened its doors

knowing it had already found

a new way to be free

in the way his heart met hers

wanting her to see

how love preaches its sermon

in the palm-sized

but still so powerful it can

smart your cheeks rosy

in unbroken joy

all the way home.

Life/Death/Life

Life/Death/Life

You happened upon my skeletons

and helped name them,

you see ours

and clothe them

for the funeral of all endings.

If I am Lady Death,

you are the instinct

which sings magic

over all that is tangled,

and sheds tears

to join our souls

into a force

that loves a lifetime,

till all I can hear

is the drumming of our hearts,

teaching us

that love and life

are to be lived

by the bones.