kiss-shaped

sometimes
you make me smile
so much
that I can’t
make my lips
kiss-shaped
and I stumble
nose-bumping
press my
too-wide mouth
to yours

half a year

half a year
has gone by
in a flash
it would seem
yet so much
has changed
since that moment
of wonder

when you stopped me
from falling
off the edge
of the world
caught hold
of my hand
and changed my
direction
you brought back
my smile
and made me
feel safe
as I tiptoed
your heart
and let down
my defences

now with all
that I am
and with all
that I will be

I love you
my walnut
much, much more than too

halted

my song
has halted
my voice
is broken
my tongue
is tied up
in knots

my mind a fevered place
of thoughts and ideas
swimming in murky waters
of worries and fears

and I ache
for you
and I yearn
to smile
fully
warmly
with every part of me
and feel that joy again
just in being
and knowing
your love

this too shall pass
this too shall ease
even now it fades
and my sparkle will return again