At the window watching raindrops

At the window —
Watching raindrops glide off leaves
They’re
Sweat dripping off your brow
You make love to me in the thunder
A bird plays in the puddle under the tree
Its skinny legs dipping in life
Beak happy, wings at the ready — being
Just being
Our love, present, moment
Now
Always
Don’t think
Flow off the leaves
Slide
Land gracefully in the puddle of life
Ride the ripple
Love
Always love.

—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

Always true

I love to kiss your lying lips—
when we love our honesty slips
but soul to soul is always true—
A love lie is truth in another hue.

—Terri Guillemets