Within My Newest Love Affair

I've begun a new love affair.
You may have noticed.

Each time I meet my new love,
my heart thumps,
the intensity rises to meet tender lightness within,
and I get butterflies.

Each encounter is a little different.
Showing me the brightest most amazing parts of myself,
the most vulnerable and raw and real,
and making me want to be the best me I can be.

With each stroke
and each whisper,
I listen.

And when our eyes finally flitter up out of flirtatious discovery to meet,
I know I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.

I overflow into each moment.

And when spent,
I can already sense the scent of anticipation
rising up within
for the way this love touches me so.

I am deep in the tender arms
of a new love affair, within
Women In Prayer.


(This painting is called "Within". 
11"x14" acrylic and mixed media on vellum bristol.  
Available HERE.)