Thursday, February 14, 2013

a valentine's day poem for my wife

lately (and again) i've been amazed at my luck
in having you walk this road with me
side by side, skin on skin (such soft skin)
and hand in hand. there is more

value in that first 'yes' than anyone could have guessed
(and i would not have believed them)
no known way to determine, weigh, calculate,

verify its worth. i hold it too
lightly at times; too tightly at others.
i cannot grasp the depths you hold, mine those riches,
even though i claim to know you more intimately
than others. my gift. my mystery. my love.