For me, you are an oasis,
a friend from extreme to extreme,
close in times of conflict and need and moments of paradise;
a well-spring of rejuvenating waters,
your spirit and actions heal and sooth.
With you, I feel free as I am.
Struggles past dim to insignificance
and the future happily out of reach.
The present cradles me close.
Warm, Radiant, Whole
I am more than happy.
I know peace in communion rather than in my solitary union.
It is different and meant to be.
For me, you are an oasis
that grows more bountiful on my every return.
All journeys draw me back to your sustenance.
For me, you are an oasis of Love.

from Eclectic-A chapbook


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Valentine's Day

Are you looking for the perfect way to express your love this Valentine's Day? Help is here. Purchase a copy of Chocolate and Other Poems for Pleasure then sign it to your sweetheart with love.


i love chocolate.
white chocolate,
milk chocolate,
dark chocolate,
bittersweet almond joy chocolate
all kinds of chocolate.

a hershey's kiss under an arbor,
an oreo cookie on the divan,
a godiva martini on the lake,
a bittersweet chocolate sliver in my cake,
i love chocolate.

smooth chocolate,
rich chocolate,
fragrant chocolate,
touched by vanilla chocolate,
velvet on my tongue chocolate,
i love chocolate.



I have a photo of you,
but you're not in it.
How's it a picture of me--
when I'm not in it?
Oh, but you are.
I have the rest of the photo
in here
I answer while tapping
my temple.
I recall the occasion
and our friends
and you across from me.
You've said something funny,
very funny.
In the photo, my face is luminous,
full of joy in your company.
My eyes shine with amusement and adoration.
You're outlined
in the smiling curve of my lips.
You're reflected
in the relaxed slope of my shoulders,
as I gaze across the photo
into the face of the man I love.