You are the golden heart
within my heart,
I am the golden heart within your great one.

Memory’s balance:
:joy and grief: I have lost you//
my heart holds you still//

Moon grounded on Earth,
fire dance on air; water cupped
in in two loving hands.

gold butterfly wings
stir eternity: I glance,
pass into shadow.

embryo moon floats,
tugging tides toward dawning dreams
birthing the new day.

orange wings pulse like breath;
last monarch butterfly clings
to wind-worried branch.

lavender light seeps
soft across earth’s snow-white lips,
gentle kiss of dawn.

Published in Poems