Him

I see you looking
when you think I am not;
side glances
beneath your lashes.
I see you wanting,
needing the comfort I provide.
Yet I do not know
how to offer it without offense.
I see you needing
the love that I hide
because I am not sure
that what I feel is right.
You appear so strong,
so able.
And I know that you want to appear
as though it is easy.
I know how much you struggle.
I know how much you care.
I know how much you long
for that someone to hold you,
to tell you that things will work themselves out.
I want to be him.
I want to hold you tight.
I want to hold you close……
I want to melt winter’s embrace.
 ©Jay-lyn Doerksen
November 7/17

Regrets

As I lay naked before you

I sense your reverence

in the whispering touch

of your fingers upon my skin.

Your eyes capture mine

not letting me look away

your mouth covers mine

leaving me breathless.

I try so hard to deny

the emotions I feel.

You banter and pull,

pushing down the walls I built

to protect my heart.

Tears well as I stare up at your face,

the connection so strong-

and I realize

no matter how hard I try

you have penetrated my mind,

my heart, my body and my soul.

I am yours today, tomorrow and always.

My love in your care

please do not make me regret.

©Jay-lyn Doerksen

Oct. 20/17