If Only

To hold
A dream

Body craving

A kiss
Lips taste so sweet

Your touch

If you could be mine

Time would be counted by your embrace
Cascading fantasy

Essence of you

Embodied fervor
Stealing my breath

Rhythm accelerates in my chest

Entangling lust
Exquisitely bonded
My heart complete

If only….



If You Could Be Mine

Loneliness and Me


Hiding in between
Wishing upon the night closing in
A dream
Just beyond her reach

Once in her journey
If only it could be
He would arrive
Speak of her Beauty
Fall madly
Trip passionately on the breeze

A secret, she did keep
More at peace in the darkness
Her comfort, solidarity

Time repeats
A hundred nights
She sits waiting
Her heart growing colder
Faith in love
A total loss

Fingers gripping onto remorse
Behind her back
A flower wasting
Restoring her sorrow
Alone, forever, she will be


❤ Me




Hours come and go

Days blur into nights

The silence is torture

Lost in my mind

Fading in and out

Your memory

Stealing my present

I gave you everything

You stole pieces of me

Never to regain

Here comes the sun

Longing for better days

Covered in harsh rays

Closing my eyes

I still see your face

Smile on your lips

The way you taste

Pressed into time

Unable to turn the page

Casting shadows

Spilled across my story

Love still replays





via Daily Writing Prompt: Here Comes the Sun – Nicole Dennis-Benn

Serene Symphony

Ocean front
Cool wind
Salty breeze
Sunshine kisses
Covering me
Aroma of jasmine
Hint of vanilla
Warm sand so inviting

The waves crashing
A serene symphony
Mindfully aware
Nature’s beauty
Floating on air


Daily Word Prompt – Wind

I Write Her Weekly Haiku Challenge

Crafting a journey
Words stitched into poetry
Written dreams released


IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #34

haiku challenge


A spiritual awakening
Clarity arrives in waves
My mind
My body
Inner peace
My heart
The sea
Answers wake
Questions dive deep
Mental calmness
The ocean and me



Flash Fiction Friday

Slowly drowning
In a puddle of tears
Pretending she’s not gone
Without her smile
Absent embrace
He sits alone
Seeing reflections
Her love
Her face
Another time
Another place
Longing for one more opportunity
Her lips
Another taste


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Inspiration Call: Flash Fiction Friday

Inspiration Call: Flash Fiction Friday

Inspiration Call: Let your eyes be the camera

Waves crash
Birds sing
Swirling emotions
Soul exposed
The water
Happiness reflected
Nature’s heat
Simple luxury
Calmed and composed
Beautiful and serine
Warm sand beneath my toes
Relaxed and carefree
In love with the ocean
Picture perfect
And the peace it brings



Inspiration Call: Let your eyes be the camera

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Inspiration Call: First Kiss

An accidental meeting, spurred by a bump in a crowded night club

She had seen him throughout the night

But he spotted her as soon as he walked in

In the crowded hustle and bustle of people laughing, drinking and dancing, she stood out to him
A beauty in a white tank and blue jeans
The smile that flashed across her face invited him in immediately

She was engrossed in her friends, cocktails and didn’t notice immediately
She was surrounded by guys and a couple of ladies
He thought to himself, she is taken but she wasn’t

Captivated by her
He made his way to the back bar for a beer
Settling on a seat close to the dance floor across from her
He had to see more of her
He didn’t know what it was but she struck him and he was drawn in completely
Everyone else faded in the distance
Attempting to remain cool and not creepy, he socialized but always kept an eye on her location
He couldn’t help it
Completely mesmerized by her presence and unapologetic personality

She noticed him at this point and was drawn to him as well
Being the fun loving silly girl she is, she grabbed her best friend and headed for the dance floor
The floor had ample room to dance as it was deserted at that point but she was bold and unafraid
She casually walked over near him, settling within arms reach of him
She laughed, and danced Knowing all the while, he was right there watching
She knew he was close enough to smell her sunny citrus and vanilla perfume
It was her signature scent
And left a lasting impression on those around her

Spinning around effortlessly at one point she intentionally landed facing him, her glaze searching for his eyes
She found them and he looked up at her and smiled
That moment the world stopped, the music faded, the people disappeared and for a few seconds, it was just her and him
Feeling the weight of the moment and the alcohol induced trance she became embarrassed and turned away

The song ended, she returned to her table and friends
Thinking to herself, hmmm he must not be interested or he is taken since he did not oblige her obvious interest
She was wrong

The drinks were flowing
Fun was being had
She was lost in her world
She glanced to were he had been sitting most of the night but he was no longer sitting, across from her
She sighed, and went on about her night

He was still just as intrigued and lost in her, however he had relocated to a different spot at the bar with some friends
He was laughing and carrying on with some friends when he felt a bump in his side
There was plenty of space around him so he spun around wondering what was going on

It was her
The one he had be captivated by since his arrival
No words were available to him
Like not a peep would leave his lips
She however had a few words for him, “How are you going to watch me all night and not have the balls to come ask me to dance?”

He was dumbfounded
Again his voice betrayed him. Nothing left his lips
And she was gone
Making her way to the door
In an instant he decided, this one will not slip away from me
He chased after her
Tapped her on the shoulder, “Ma’am may I have this dance?”
She laughed
Her friend said no we are leaving, very sternly
But she knew she had to dance with him, just once

He led her to the dance floor
They were immediately in their own world
Music played in the background, as they were lost in each others embrace
Stumbling over the electrical force connecting them
Almost magical
Their bodies
Their minds
Suddenly the song came to an end
They left the dance floor
His arm across her waist, guiding her and maybe the last embrace in his mind

They chatted briefly
Exchanging pleasantries and introductions
Her friend suddenly cast a damper on their moment, “It’s time to go”
She was intoxicated by the drinks and also by him
Goodbye, she said, with a little smile and wave

He turned to walk away but something struck him deeply inside, a voice of sorts, do not let her walk away without having a way to contact her

He once again hurriedly turned to catch up with her
He managed to reach her right before she walked out
“Let me get your phone number” he requested
She replied, “I don’t give out my number, sorry”
Here give me yours, so he got a napkin from the bar and a pen from the bartender and started writing down his number but it struck him, she will not call me, I can tell she is too intoxicated to even remember me

He firmly stated, “I need your phone number”
She was shocked at his intensity and kind of aroused by it, so she complied

A couple days later she received a call but didn’t answer
There was a voicemail, from a guy she didn’t remember
She immediately phoned her best friend, hoping to gain insight but with no luck she ignored the message and him

The next day she was alone, bored and the phone rang, without thinking she answered it immediately
It was him
They chatted for a while before hanging up
She made one request during that call, text me a picture please
He agreed
The picture popped up and her mind was still blank

They chatted again the next day for hours
Conversation just came easy for them
No empty lulls
No awkward silence
Just talking about life and learning about each others stories and experiences
This happened daily for a few weeks

They talked for hours
Getting to know each other
Hearing the strength and struggles of each others lives
He repeatedly asked to see her, to take her out on a date and she denied him each time

This was all new to her, the dating scene and she was not one to trust anyone but he understood and continued their daily phone calls
Calls that drained fully charged batteries
Calls that spurred interest
Calls that created excitement
Calls that were dropped because battery died and hurried charges prompted a call back
Tethered phones plugged in so conversations wouldn’t end abruptly

Finally after a few weeks she decided she was ready to meet him in person
Since their first meeting was a blur, thanks to the lively spirits served to her at the bar
She got home from work and called him
Nervously she said, “Do you want to come over to my apartment tonight and play poker with me and some friends?”

She anxiously waited his reply
“Sure, I can make that happen” he stated, trying to play down his nervous excitement
So there it was
A first date

She was anxious but immediately focused on, what will I wear?!
The next couple of hours, she must have tried on 15 outfits searching for that perfect one, so much in fact she was exhausted and now sweaty
Makeup running, hair now piled up on her head, she collapsed on the bed

Time for a pep talk, ok you got this, you know him, he already saw you dishevelled at a bar, clearly you are in better place and he has proven that over and over with the long phone calls, little sleep and his acceptance to come over
“Okay, I am beautiful woman with great personality, he would be lucky to have me!” She said outloud to herself

So now empowered, she grabbed a little gray causal dress, touched up her makeup, took her hair down and cranked down the air conditioner
As she is finishing up, he calls to let her know he is almost there
Panic sets in
Oh my gosh
I’m not ready for this
Before she could internally freak out any further, he calls to ask which side of the apartment complex she is on

She walks out to her balcony, and sees him drive by slowly, her heart stops

Then accelerated so quickly, she thought she was surely about to pass out
But he parked and looked up at her and she again mustered up enough courage to walk back in from the balcony to her apartment and out the front door

She lived on 3rd floor so she had a moment to prepare herself
She could hear his boots coming up the stairs
Inching closer to her

And then, there he was
He walked up, said hi
She smiled
He went in to give her a big hug
And that’s when it happened

Without planning she leaned in and gave him a huge kiss
She pulled back to look at him

They were both in shock at what just happened
He stepped back away from her, as if to catch himself falling

She finally spoke, “I just wanted to get that out of the way so it wouldn’t be awkward later”
They both giggled
He was in shock still as she invited him in
The rest of the night was great
She just had to get that first kiss out of the way



Inspiration Call: Write about a unique first kiss

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