Any Time Will Do

Any Time Will Do

She wakes me at 3 a.m.
With a caress
Sprinklers anoint the eager grass
Outside our window
I’m ready before I’m fully conscious
She slides her strong thighs onto mine
It’s been a long time coming
Infant son
Ancient cat
Common colds
The life of life
Always seems to out-muscle
The life of life

Afterwards
She floats back into sleep
Her hand on my chest
My palm grazing her smooth curves
I lie with eyes closed
Not sleeping
Alive again
Singing “Desperados Under The Eaves” in my head
I don’t know why
I suppose wondrous things yearn to run together
Like numberless droplets
Seeking each other among the roots

– 3 June 2014