viii

While I slept
I told myself,

remind him that you love him,
red as sunsets
blue as berries,
on both lighted and shadowy days.

The stars and the moon agreed,
so here I stand.

© 2017 s. marie martin

xi

The gods smile 

When we are shoulder to shoulder, 

Hip to hip, 

Engaged in honest work 

With purpose. 

Hovering over the sink filled with sweetness.

Meditating closer to a life 

Filled with cinnamon and honey.