“Between Two Worlds”
Though heaven’s gate is grace-filled for the soul,
I stay and hover, halting near this earth.
Unless you, cherished one, were there to hold,
my courage dare not leap beyond this berth.
My heart has need of your familiar ground.
I want no more than comfort of your kiss.
You , by the warming fire, my arms surround
your quiet bliss. No more than thoughts of this.
If other orbs contain such shining light
seen glowing from the kindling of your eyes,
then bravely I might take that unknown flight
to worlds where I still hear your gentle sighs.
For now, my cautious heart is harbored here
where you, my love, are heaven to be near.