I awake to find you
– -warm flame still
burning around me.
Fingers- -blue-white
light stroking softly
my belly.

Don’t let the distance
in my eyes slow your pulse- –
the beat, something
I can dance to.

I’m thinking
about two velvet petals
raining soft drops
in circular patterns
splashing love
around us- -here.


Copyright 2011, by Suzie Ashby.