copyright © 1996 Dennis Paul Himes


She's so beautiful I get high just seeing her
As I spill my tea and watch my breath
As I study the sharp softness of her face
Her caramel eyes arranging us in place about her

It takes the rest of the day to calm down
As I wonder at how her beauty thrives over her great pregnant belly
And I pray that she continues to grow her hair
Until I fall asleep with her afterimage over my thoughts
And dream of us having the sex of newlyweds who have long been lovers

- Dennis Paul Himes