She stood by the door,
the light from the fire place playing across her beauty
and my heart did stop.
seeing not the hunger in my eyes, the love in my heart,
and time did stop.
I rose up, making the chair creak,
trying the calm the rushing of the blood in my veins
and l could not stop.
l took her into my arms,
did kiss her both hard and gentle, bespeaking of the love within
and we did not stop.
And my life is full as she is in it,
a part of me, welcoming me, entreating me to live and love and never stop.