Heart Pauses

Heart pauses at the beauty,
while skirting the desert
floor, my heart and mind
begged for relief from duty
on distant shore.

From where did the memory
of your tender touch reach
through fog in my mind, and
strip my sight of mornings
light as though nite had
never come.

Where was the taste of your
sweet tongue as I sought for
my life’s measure, did not
you pledge your gift of life
and to this our endless

The summer sun is hottest when
it promises growing power, while
i think on ways we might enjoy
the passing days touching hour
by hour.