Some see a tree

as hard or soft

wood, to chop

boxes to build

a commodity


Some are limited

to experience only

forever unnoticing

voices of leaves

wisdom of rings


Some don’t ponder

silent, faithful growth

centuries persisting

watching history

unfold and fold


Some unlearn secrets

long held in our blood

flowing like sap in us

reigniting the mystery

of Nature’s enchantments

I’ve taken many trips

solo and group adventures

Trekked across foreign lands

found secrets in my backyard


I’ve seen oceans vast 

explored scorched deserts

Hoofed cities of all sizes

climbed treeless peaks


I’ve always enjoyed myself

with or without company

Never dissuaded from going

if only for being alone


Yet here I am in uncharted territory 

as we fly together to your childhood home


I feel unusually nervous 

for the simplest of our plans

The butterflies in my stomach

wakened from their long rest


I feel restless and silly

overthinking mindless tasks

Lucky to have your hand

guiding me through this


I take comfort in your smile

the way your eyes say they know

Your gentleness so assuring 

amidst my fears so vulnerable


So here we go into alien experience 

flying together bravely into the unknown –

my heart is a garden

bursting with blooms

shining emerald brilliance


buds, petals and blossoms 

rejoicing in their cool

milky-pink rose quartz glow


fairies and fae folk 

dancing and singing

round an endless fountain 


love abundant, pouring

from the endless depths 

of my eternal soul

Dedicated to my beloved global tribe. Thank you all for helping me expand my understanding of love, again and again. You bless me endlessly –

The way you love me

breaks all the rules

friend-zoned by choice 

no expectations, no fools


Holding space for my disasters 

seeing beauty in this monster

you reflect the best of me

and we’re simply happy together


Long conversations, every time

no topic off limits, no judgements

healthy verbal coprocessing

filled with appreciative sentiments


You rekindle my innocence

with the warmth of your smile

unassuming and genuine

never baited or on trial


I’ve heard this was impossible

of course I believe in magick

you’ve given me back my voice

singing forgotten songs back


I want to kiss you all over

like a child kisses their teddy

I want to go on adventures

give you the world if you’d let me


No shame in these pure feelings

no expectations to create taint

the distance between us imagined

only serving to help us appreciate


You are my beloved and I yours

nothing I have ever restricted

as you equally share all you can

together we are truly unlimited


So take my hand my friend

lay your head on my chest

let me stroke your hair a bit

show all how we love best

she starts with

Openness

a gentle gaping

enough to let spirit in

all darkness to

Begin

until exploding

bewildered magnificence

Not a plan, but

Knowings

her path ordered

by Divine Mystery’s intentions

first she must

Purge

clearing out space

creating the cosmic vacuum

then she layers

Enchantment

weaving intricate meaning

through the densities of pain

gentle-soft touches

Massaging

releasing and unwinding

purpose from its enslavements

her gravity growing

Magnetic

she’s pulling grace in

manifesting Karmic reclamation

filling beyond brim

Overflowing

fulfilling Divine plan

to Love, Love and be Love again –