the difference: four love haiku

the difference between

feeling a part and falling

apart is a word

*

the difference between 

being seen and understood

your eyes recognize

*

the difference between

being heard and being hurt 

is just a word

*

i still recognize

your eyes in mine, your smell on

me, your touch burns skin

Love, Actually: Four Haiku

something less like life

and more like this, the richness

of your soft brown skin

*

more like heartache, less

like heartbreak, the depths of which

i’d die to venture in

*

something more like soul

and less like woe, something i will

only hope to know

*

it wasn’t fair or

kind or nice or sweet, but it

was love, actually

Love Poem for the Ages: Three Haiku

I love the place your

heart resides (with me, alight–

and alive) in mine

*

I love the way your

eyes align (with me, alight–

and alive) in mine

*

I love the way your 

life ignites (with me, alight–

and alive) in mine

All of Me: Four Love Haiku

your eyes are not mine

but in them i see myself

my heart, mind, body

*

your hands are not mine

but when they rest upon me

I am only yours

*

your heart is not mine

but when I feel it beating

my own heart must sing

*

your life is not mine

but when you bind yours with mine

you have all of me

take these hands, love: three haiku

 

take these hands and bind

them to your body: tether

your life, love, by mine

*

take this body and bind

it to your life: render

your world, love, to mine

 *

take that love and bind

it to your world. offer

your hands, love, with mine