A Poem (and a Photograph)

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WHEN YOU WAKE ME

When you wake me, you wake me up to myself.
The innocence of your smile
caresses my eyes
and a tranquil hush remains with my skin,
until
you shake me and passion comes alive
in a subterranean mansion my soul erects.
Your touch transforms me into a being of light.  I enter
through each of your pores, illuminating
treasures
buried beneath the core of your life.

I become a river, then, a torrent of sweat
that irrigates the sliver of earth
where we harvest life by the armful and
we grow old together
watching our children laugh and play.

Image: time ©2010 .through my eyes./renee. All rights reserved. Please visit her Flickr Gallery.

2 thoughts on “A Poem (and a Photograph)

  1. Andria December 11, 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Just sending you good wishes for your birthday — and a little support for the novel. Don’t forget…Publish or Perish!!
    Happy Birthday!
    Much love,
    Andria, Lucy & Dylan

  2. Jesus Maria Alvarez December 12, 2010 / 11:07 pm

    Thank you, Andria! I appreciate the support. It was great celebrating together!

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