Anniversary 2017

for SG

If time in this world is infinite
I will ceaselessly swim in your cadences
Let your impeccable sense of direction
lead us to every sunset over the mountain top
and your amusing sense of humor
rub off on me

If time in this world lasts only a day
I will treasure every minute with you
every rose I get, every word you utter
every yearning, every gaze, every chance
to spiral your soul and unwrap
layer after layer of it

If time in this world stands still
we will be caught in a passionate hug
I listen to your rhythmical heart beat
Inhale every particle emanating from you
while the fragrance of roses suspended in the air
we are locked in an eternal frozen embrace

48th Anniversary 

You set foot on an unknown path assuming
It would be lined with roses and poetry
It turned out it was not like honey and nectar
But you went on since it was a fact of life

You endured all the hardships on the way
The days without electricity
The floor flooded with water when it was pouring outside
The allocation of food and water

You lived and dreamed of a brighter future
Sustained by the fruits grown on the path
Oh how fresh and delighted and adorable
You sucked them in and overcame
All the adversities in life.

Happy 48th Anniversary to Mom and Dad!

Anniversary 2016

Jul 2016 ©
Santa Cruz, Jul 2016 ©

for S.G.

after Rebecca Hazelton

My husband writes me eloquent haiku

My husband in the backyard
watering each plant for three minutes
his kind spirit communicates to the roses, the apples,
the avocados, the bougainvillea

My husband surrounded with thyme, basil,
tomatoes, parmigiano cheese
cooking chicken parmigiana in the kitchen
remembering his beloved Italian-born father

My husband carefully checking the beams,
measuring the paintings
gracefully hung up The Kiss,
the Terrace of a Cafe at Night

My husband washes my car
the soap bubbles sparkle with his thoroughness
also washes away my insecurities
revealing my true colors in a rainbow spectrum

My husband gazes at me with his soulful blue eyes
which forever sends me to ecstasy.