November 28, 2003
A sharp intake of breath and a hiccup starts and stops from deep within the bowels of the earth where she lays sleeping. A spray of salt and a ring of sunshine fall from the sky where she looks down and watches. Her long braided hair softly scented lays dormant in a basket sitting in the window unable to blow across the air. Her shadow walks across my heart when I am looking elsewhere. Her smile dances and teases across the light angled towards my eye. Eyes closed, I feel her warmth layered across my chest pushing my heart open.