for my husband, Jeffrey
In twenty years of respecting love’s art,
Between us some things are never discussed.
There’s a silence we both know we can trust
Beyond simple words that cannot impart
The emotions from which love’s longing starts.
Strong feelings I struggle to readjust
In the complication of love and lust
For a true man who has mastered my heart.
You’ve claimed and sustained my intricacies
In quiet moments I’ll never forget
So anointed by our sweet faithfulness.
Thus, in the midst of pure delicacies,
A fire reflects two dark silhouettes
Entangled in love’s unlimitedness.
Shawn R. Jones (2007)