I offer another poem…

Within my Chest, This Fire
11/16/05

When rapture formed within my heart
like shining diamonds made of fire
and the blackness receded like the night at dawn
and a spring rain fell gently
gently
upon my face
and I was nourished by the touch of it
by the touch of you.
I smile
then laugh!
I am alive! Now and forever…
I dance and dance and sway to the beat
of your heart against my chest
our lips pressed together… so soft…
so soft.
Your skin bathed in moonlight
a secret radiance and I bear witness
to the handiwork of the Gods
within your smiling eyes.