We strode among the mountaintops

laughed at its hearty depths

full of dangerous beauty, we dared

each other to the edge


A man of bold provocations

that only I could hear

“I am King of Earth and Sky,” he said,  “all this world is mine.”


He knew the mountain’s song

and weaved his legs between mine

he was a master of the dance,

sight and sound.


When his stomping feet

pierced the ground,

he threatened all with his daring


I slid myself beneath his toes

to stop the world from breaking.


They were charged with hot

electrical momentum –

two fires that raged in the night

one after another they fell

in passion and desire

swept with madness across each other’s lives


he was like the ram,

powerful and alive

and she loved like a lion in the dark

howling for each other

breath upon breath,

their bodies swayed in a newfound trance


as they loved

their oceans burst together

rivers surged and forests burned with need,

will against will,

heart becoming one –

they fought their battles with unconditional love


wherever they went

death followed their steps,

the old ways died and their old lives


cities crashed

one by one on the horizon,

as the transformers reshaped the world in their dance


they bore one other

along the bones and broken dreams,

their bodies transfixed with mighty wonder –


there came the wings

borne across each other’s backs –

wings that promised of another chance.

Like Winter

She asks me to love her like winter

like the gnarled cries of the bare trees

she longs to be adored

like the bitter sting of cold at her feet

she begs for worship,

for love to melt like crystals

hands and lips to greet her tongue and gentle cheeks.

“Be pleasing to my taste,” she begs

like the winter air that loves my lungs.”


The tender snow graces her hair and

with the sweetness of God shaping every snowflake

I feel my body my sins my soul

the ice cascading in my breath—


“Love me the way you love the night

like the heavy ice that shapes the branches.

Melt with reluctance.

Die before you are parted from me.

Bear me like the winter earth, like the ice beneath my feet.

Love me with your every naked limb and longing cry.”