Poetry ~ A Dance with Laughter

i danced with laughter last night
he is good to me
i need to spend more time with him

past came calling 
but i didn't accept the charges
he's too moody and sentimental

love and i had afternoon tea
in a thunderstorm
he is essential

future rang the bell
i peered through the peep hole
he smiled at me

dream and i have an understanding
he is only allowed to visit 
when he's not a nightmare

Poetry ~ Ocean in the Clouds

the clouds roll in
like waves upon the shore 
but there is no retreat
the clouds hang low and heavy
a cold zephyr blows
yet the sky is unwavering
a lone bird takes flight
dark wings fluttering skyward
the creature pierces the clouds
and in one thunderous clap
the sky cracks open
and an ocean pours out

Poetry ~ Summer Wind

i felt the warmth of your breath
on my neck when your words arrived
they blew in on a summer wind
with orders to take me alive
i had no choice but to surrender
as your words shackled my heart
i am a prisoner of your love
forever tortured when we're apart
Edited from original post under my pen name Elizabeth Anne Ives.