the waiter

the way you
stir your coffee
makes the blood rush from
my head
the come hither
twirl
of that fortunate spoon
and
I’m bringing
breakfast
to
your bed

red lipstick
caffeine kisses
your heart jumps, so quick
the hit
my kingdom
resides
on the rim of your world
and
I’m waiting
captive
to
your sip

Rene ~ February 10, 2013

 

For Magpie Tales
Image by Joseph Lorusso

re: the job posting for a valentine

let me
into your world
to colour by number
the bright little ways

let me
string garlands
of stars and shake gold dust
across your threshold

let me
live amongst
your spices, chrisms
and perfumes

let me
be the thread
in your dear, wild heaven’s
eternal maze

and I
will become that love
your sun
your moon
your rain

Rene ~ February 8, 2013