After our sweet lovemaking
l hold you close, listening to your
Heart, beating out the tempo of
My life...in small increments.
I should feel such joy, such bliss
Yet I know, it's not quite love,
You want more than I can give;
I give all that I can right now,
leaving me weak and saddened.
I have such love inside of me, the need
To express it so great that my soul burns;
Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of
My heart. Freely given, always accepted,
Never denied but left bruised and broken.
How many times can give it away and still
Have more to give?
January 27, 1999