-ripples caused by koi-
Do you see the rain my love? / apart from raging storms?
Can we speak without the fire/ of lightning in your eyes?
Will the sea and currents now divide us?/ Will we drift apart?
-pepper pod wings -
Stillness follows plunking toads/ watched by dragonflies
the air is sweetened by your presence/ next to me on mossy rocks
too far away from memory now/ are others like yourself
-watching you sleep -
Painted without hands/ the sky dances on the pond
Heron feed on fish and clouds/ tasting much the same
A little fire boiling tea/ and unspoken emotions
cherry blossoms caressing hair/ stirred by evening and starlight
tasting the remains of sweet memories/ longing for new
distantly lanterns awaken / quietly we ignore them
moonlight gently held/ within your eyes and smile
as laughter finds what was lost/ returned and restored
slipping past the dawn/ a new day, enhanced by dew