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,
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.