Holding On

She held

between her fingers

endless longing

for days of roses

and sun-kissed love

sweet wine

on hilltops

beneath guardian shade trees

laughter and tickle fights

on the homemade quilt

near the lake

whispers between two

in the darkness of togetherness



January 2019

Ph-Eris Janek

Do You Wish It Was Me

Do you wish

Do you wish it was me

breathing softly

on your neck

content in the feeling of two


Do you wish it was me

lying on your chest

heartbeat to heartbeat

bared for each other


Do you wish it was me

eyes dancing with yours

tangled in a tango

only we can perform


Do you wish it was me

kissing your lips

telling stories of love

with strokes soft and strong


Do you wish it was me

holding your dreams

those only whispered

for my heart to hear


Do you wish it was me

forever and ever

because my wish

would then come true