End scene

wisp, puff, swirl, glow, shine
float, shade, grow, gray, darken
break, open, release, rain, drench
wander, lighten, disperse, fade

—Terri Guillemets

Ink well

Ink surrounds me all the time
On my bed sheets, recorded in rhyme
Quills ’ever scribbling in my head
Sometimes damnit I forget what they said.
Ink has settled into my fingerprints
But to keep the words I fear to rinse…

—Terri Guillemets

Wildplay

you & i are animal lust
and human emotion
entangled in wild passion
lips our link to each other’s souls
you always touch my heart first
before anything else
but then hit every last place;
scents, intense, intents, consent, relent
sweet chords, rhythm, symphony, crescendo;
so blazing we tattooed fire & scorched time
permanent imprint of our fusing
our sins are written in the stars

—Terri Guillemets