Light Up His Heart

When he comes over
after a rough day of work
and you open the door,
reading the exhaustion on his face.

So you grab the ibuprofen,
fill a mug up with water,
and hear his sigh echoing as he drinks.

He leans against you,
reaching for your hand
as you cradle his head in your lap.

And he talks,
and you listen,
and speak soothing words,
and light up his heart with your love.

I Loved I Love You

I loved you when my heart broke and we smoked in your car.

I loved you when you brought me back by saying “I love you.”

I loved you when we held her as she left from this world.

I loved you when we got lost and forgot who we are.

I love you forever, for always, for being my you.

A Series of Perfect Moments

I struggle to find the right moment in a series of perfect moments.

I search for the perfect time, when the words will tumble out of my mouth and into your heart.

Every moment spent with you is the right moment, and my anxiety whispers, “I’m sure he knows.”

But what if you don’t know?

What if you don’t know how much I care?

I cradle your head in my lap, smooth your hair and whisper “I love you” as you slip into your sleep.

I am the Phoenix rising

Burn myself into a cinder
I’ll be rising, ever higher
Into fire, wings igniting
Ash is falling, I am rising

Smoke and blood
Snow and ash
Water, fire
Soul and body

I am the Phoenix rising

Star to star
We’ll pay our dues
Then be reborn
And love anew

I am the Phoenix rising