Friday, September 24, 2010

Leaving the Beach

She moved like a woman
slowly lifting the legs
as if she knew she was a symbol,
putting feet on the wet
pebbles with such gravity.
While the water
burst about.
So many sounds and patterns
I couldn't hold my grasp,
unbelieving her.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Syrian Wedding Portrait

I have you
by the hand and
by the shoulder
to confirm that you are mine.

We have made
arrangements with your family
when I proved
I am a serious man.

You see I am
endowed, and
you will thrive
while my arms are strong.

This is love to me.
Young but stern.
Our home will be calm,
and the years will stretch forever.