Written for my wife several years ago. (She has allowed me to share it.)

So Then You Held My Hand

so then you held my hand and showed me the heavens

I had never seen before ... never seen so many stars.
We watched their progress across the velvet sky -
as mystical, dark, and deep, as your sparkling eyes -
and waited for the miracle that we knew would come.
An electric air surrounded us, charged by a million volts
that crackled, fizzed, and waited to be breathed.

I knew there would be angels somewhere close at hand

Their feathers gently fanning a divine sensation.
A harmless flame against our skin, setting light
a bright new star which bore our names; just yours and mine.
A million lustrous butterflies as soft as down -
descended into our bellies and lent their pearlescent wings
to our trembling hearts - waiting to be joined.

I did not fear the passing of such ecstasy

And when the shooting stars had all spent their million sparks
and I thought I knew you in every way -
the layers of passion peeled away, understood -
my eyes opened upon a velvet soul, ever young,
that was larger and deeper than the heavens, brighter than stars,
and it joined with me - waiting to be born.

2021 Griffonner

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Written on 2021-11-04 at 12:06

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Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
A masteriece of a poem. Beautiful beyond words and still you said it!