Love’s Voices

i

i write
so you can hear my heart
and know
that i love you.

ii

as for me,
every day is your poem--
so much do i miss you.

iii

how many times
must i whisper your name
into my pillow
to make you appear?

iv

in six days
you will come.
i wait.
i hope.
i dream.

v

tonight
the cactus wades
through snowy darkness

i miss you.
i love you.

vi

i wait
not believing--

would you have me awake
or dreaming?

vii

to love a woman is
to tend a garden in paradise.