"Nature’s Embrace" by Jim Warren, original oil

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We came together
fingers laced
like parts of a puzzle
on me like paint
on the wall shadows played
my heart clung to his
words dripping with honey
bees swarmed in my head
drawing me in love
deep as an ocean

not a gotta-have-him


make-him-mine kind of love

something sweeter
that just seemed to flow naturally
from the very core of my being
he washed over me
like warm island water
and I ached for him long
after he was gone

Copyright © 2002 Patricia Petro • All rights reserved.
Painting: “Nature’s Embrace” by Jim Warren, original oil.