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New Sheets (2000)

bed

I bought new sheets yesterday.
Last night we broke them in

In Defense of Spice

passion

I smell the cinnamon on your skin
The freshness of rain in your hair
The vanilla candles in moonlight
Cast a twilight glow to the air,

I Love You, Too

cup of coffee

Over the years I have learned what it means. He is there to give me a lift when I need one, to challenge my logic when it is illogical, to hold my hand for no reason at all than to be close. He does a thousand little things that say, “I love you” better than any words ever will.

Submerged

woman swimming under water

In the half-light of morning
She struggles to lift the dark curtain
From her eyes
Daylight muffled by a pillow of clouds …

I Love You

Couple's sign-I love you
photo credit:pixabay.com/en/users/adinavoicu-485024/.

I love what I must cling to
As well as what I must set free ...

Ode to Long Distance Love

phone wires at night
Photo credit: StockSnap - Pixabay

there was just electricity between us
the magical night we met;
no music,
no wine–
just screens and keyboards–
but yet …

Emotional Cheating

secret
Photo Credit: Kristina Flour - Unsplash.com

I heard a new term the other day, "emotional cheating." I'm not sure what it means. In addition, there seems to be quite a flap over whether an emotional cheater should confess his behavior to his partner. I was surprised to read that several of the sexperts believe that emotional cheaters should lay their souls bare to their partners as if you had a hands-on tryst.

Dark Dreams

woman in the indigo of night

"Come bring me your dark dreams and I will make them mine ... "

Taking Chances

Giving someone a chance is like selling them a raffle ticket. If they win the raffle, what do they win? Friendship and love are neither gifts nor prizes. Nobody gives another person a chance. When we welcome somebody into our lives, we expect to get something in return.

Take Time to Hang Your Hat

hanging hat

I can be a pretty assertive person, often bordering on aggressive. Once I worked for a boss who used to regularly tell me, “Give me a few minutes to hang up my hat and coat, okay?”
He would say it even when he was wearing neither coat nor hat.