To Love a Woman (written 9/2009)

Venice Beach, CA

Venice Beach, CA

Originally posted November 15, 2012

To Love a Woman

Her liquescent cries

Inundate the hollow night

And it is here

In the palm if my hand

That the earth’s story

Is born.


The lotus

The lily

The magnolia

Unfolding flowers

Whose nectars

Form the seas


My fingers

Tickle Her petals

My thumb

Discovers Her pearl

My mouth

Alights on Hers


And as the sloop slips under,

Descending the

Ocean of our Love,

Sweet, salty waves

Rock us

To death


Who knew that

Unexplored reefs

(With the potent power

Of floral coral)

Could produce

Such radiant life?