We pair of home-comers
built from painful baggage a water-tight dream,
we painted an idyll of walled delight.
A bright corner where care could cover old scars.
Oh that happy hand-in-glove fit of regenerative
pleasure which we dared to admit
into the picture of autumnal love.
Such easy laughter sparked need to spend more
new-found treasure in glad togetherness.
Fresh as youth the stream we dug from aridity.
Your tenderness stoked heat
in forgotten feelings, blazed pathways to places
I had never been
and seared heaven into every greeting.
So gentle our mountain
of unleashed freedom that time gave us chance
to climb new heights.
I thrived in sweet air of acceptability.
You re-sculpted sallow existence, blushed my
pallid future, accessed the girl inside
and unfastened this
latched-up former conformist.
You let loose love\'s abandon and I did not refuse.
Beautiful man your breath
warmed every fold of compatible essence, toned
any slack in my short-sighted outlook
smeared myopic signals.
Duo-passion oiled and honed rarely used action
so we could reach bliss.
Our union was something greater than physical
and that better otherness I shall
No ocean of parting can break devotion\'s deep
integrity and I know for certain
we shall meet again.
Oh unforgettable man
you stole into destiny, enraptured my soul and
now you hold it forever.