Love’s Same Gift


Same gift every year

But you never mind

My heart wrapped in

Pale silk ribbons, lace


You untie my kisses

In between soft whispers

Tease that Time’s slowed

Us down…candle flickers


© Stella Carousel, 2016 ~ All rights reserved.

Image ~ Pixabay

Flame-Laced Sayonara


We love as though

Forever was goblet’s drink

Fine sip at leisure

…Or our last time


Always gently intense, deliberate

Whatever you do…time

Spent pensively pondering, painting

Rowing us to ecstasy


Easy to forget hourglass

Spilling tropical sands silvered

We’re old in love

Savoring flame-laced season’s sayonara

© Stella Carousel, 2016 ~ All rights reserved.