Through my heart – taking residence

In my joints, bones, muscles

My very sinews scream passion – living in my heart.

Yes, that muscle once quietly beat


But now proudly proclaims your name with each beat,

Whispers your name as the blood rushes through the vessels.

The cells wait to hear your name – the password – before accepting the life-giving oxygen

How could I know, that sunny fall morning,

That you would creep into me

And become as important to me

As the air that moves in and out

Over my tongue, down my throat and into the alveoli of my lungs.

You come in through my eyes…my ears…my fingers

You slide along the synapses and nerves

Until you shoot through my

Whole body leaving me gasping as if

Touched by a live wire.

You…you are in me

And I would have it