Thursday, February 23, 2017

Love Always Wins

I’m just a little
Freckle-faced girl
Who wears a scar
From a crazy home-base slide.
Who loves that scar
Because she played with all her heart
To get it.
You, you threw the ball
That put me there; pushed me there
Where I met me
Now I proudly wear
A jersey spun of sun and dust and grins
And though I've never played it
Without the pain
It's always been love

That wins the game.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunburn Kisses

I chased the sun
He laughed while I pursued
He came to me
In a warm four-door embrace
It's always gonna feel this good
Is what I say
Embraced between the trunk and hood.

I stepped out, same sun
I still pursue
A different heat now
Much more aloof
More hot than warm
Some kisses burn.