Deep water, flooded culverts,
young pup unleashed on a highway.
I turn to you, spaniel-eyed,
heart wide, blood pounding
through -- thrilled, yet terrified
Tangled sheets, a battleground,
love's struggle -- twining testament --
lovely proof framed on a wall
above: love's consequence
A sham -- it's all been shallows
softly suffocated on pillows
to the sounds of trees
sighing quietly in the breeze.