Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Untitled…Nonet/Reverse Nonet

Waking to many mosquito bites
Even this paradise is flawed
I sweat, at times profusely
Even the lizards laugh
At deet in my hand
But the ocean
Calls my name
For me
So I throw
Fate to strangers
Revel in sunshine
Dance with the iguanas
Eat mangos straight from the tree
Clap for the mermaids in the sea
And hide the frayed hem beneath my skirt

© NP 10/31/12

Monday, October 22, 2012

Heaven touched earth

“And you really are
Going to make me wait”

Every minute, every day
I have become a new person
In or out of your heart
It is a magical thing, this waking up
God weaves eternity into minutes
Each new day
He makes new magic
I find that gift in your voice
In your living story
And in mine
I try to pack more meaning
Into my love
Here at the middle of all things
When my beginning is so long ago
My future is unknown
Here I want to be close to you
And find that I cannot
Because you would not have
My breath against your cheek
Though I would hold breathless
To be close to you one more time
I remember the magic of October
Recognizing my uselessness at forgetting
The only man I have ever loved
I still my hands from words
Close my eyes against the fireworks
And give in to God’s stillness
My soul moves closer to yours
And it’s messy and needy and honest
God answers my aches slowly
Knowing I can’t handle the affirmation
In my compulsory retreat of smallness
Nursing the kind of faith
That can change lives and it’s not wrong
Even though I would have you now
My heart cannot take another break
So I live in a breathless world
In and among my memories of your love
Praying that the same God
Who was faithful in answering the one prayer
Will consent to answer another one
I have never stopped loving you
Soon I will be ready
But even God knows I’m
Not yet
© NP 10/22/12

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An Angel's Commission

Sleep not
To tough be
Twisting and playing
Many thoughts
Of secrets kept
In light revealed
But, maybe not all
Needed rain cleansing
Cobwebs and pain
Paralyzing venom
All washed away
Traded sanctification
For angels
Angels for
Sanctification traded
Away washed all
Venom paralyzing
Pain and cobwebs
Cleansing rain needed
All not maybe, but
Revealed light in
Kept secrets of
Thoughts many
Playing and twisting
Be tough to
Not sleep

© NP 10/3/12