Unforgettable

Composure nearly eludes my grasp

as I enter the ballroom…

There are no words…

and speaking them would only lend credibility

to their authenticity if there were.

No… best we ignore what we cannot change anyway…

Gingerly I assume the proper stance, but your firm

hand on the curve of my back is more than I can bear…

and I begin to crumble.

With an unapologetic, admonishing expression

you lock my gaze and my grip.

Suddenly present in the moment,

my eyes meet yours with a fevered determination.

Flawless and fluid we execute our passion

to powerful instrumentals.

Whatever this is or isn’t,

if it has to be the last time,

what it will be is unforgettable.

Copyright 6/14/2011

Dani Heart

Red Dragon Fire

I haven’t always seen you…

You’re so adept at flying under the radar.

I suspect you get that from your mom.

I’m so proud of the man you have grown into and I’m a little shocked sometimes at the glimpses I see of myself in your character.

Your flame is constant, steady and often playfully mischievous with a slight hint of underlying sadness.

Perhaps at thirty you’ve already seen and know too much?

Many underestimate you…at their own peril I suspect, and I find that refreshing.

You have surprised me in the best of ways with candor, insight, warmth, and wisdom beyond your years.

I wish you a long life filled with happiness. When life’s struggles find you, I hope they only serve to forge your armor stronger and when faced with your enemies may your red dragon hellfire rain down on and incinerate them accordingly. 😉

©Dani Heart

4-26-2022

(For Jeremy)

Dictatorial Bluster

The slaughter continues and individually we are powerless to stop it.

As we watch the horror unfold, we hope that our elected leaders can and will do whatever they can to help protect an innocent democracy from a murderous psychopath intent on their destruction.

Democracies are fragile.

If we allow dictators on the world stage to attack and annihilate smaller democratic countries without cause or remorse it is only a matter of time before they come for the rest of us.

©Dani Heart

4-22-22

(For Ukraine)