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You are

The refreshing rain

To my unquenchable thirst

And the lotus that blooms

In my desert

You are the heart that beats

Inside my chest

So that I

Can always feel you

With every breath

And every flutter

Of contemplation

A sudden rush

Pulses through my veins

And I wonder

Does my quickening heart

Cause you to shudder

Make you feel warm

Or capture your breath

The instant that I

Contemplate you

©Kay Salady

I Mourn Your Love

I Mourn Your Love

I am a sparrow

Inside your palm

Exposed to risk

This beating heart

That suffers loss

And when I dream

I find your face

Inside the bows

Of silver rain

And then I wake

Only to find

The dismal gray

Of my own shadow

An empty place

Where for a time

My heart’s elation

Had danced with me

When once my soul

Was filled with song

For you my love

©Kay Salady

Strike the Blue

Strike the Blue


We climbed up on that high terrain

Where lightning struck the blue

Where thunderous hearts beat in the rain

That fell on me and you

We took that lonely desert road

Both knowing where it led

I want to do it all again

Beneath the watershed

Of hands, so warm, upon my skin

Searching for surrender

Leading me to ecstasy

Preparing me to enter

A place I thought I’d never go

With you the day we met

A place I thought that I had been

But babe, I hadn’t yet

I miss the feeling of your touch

The soft scent of your skin

I need to hold you, oh, so much

To have you here again

So near to me that I can feel

The beating of your heart

The breath, this breath has longed to steal

From lips I long to part

My hands, so soft, upon your skin

Waiting your surrender

Leading you to ecstasy

Preparing you to enter



©Kay Salady







You hold the keys to my destiny

All of my hopes and dreams instilled

By the beating of your heart

Filling my life with joy

Creating in me

A memory

To treasure

For all


©Kay Salady

I’m Empty


I’m empty inside

Scraped clean by the agony

Your hands have offered

So eagerly you devoured

Spoonfuls of my beating heart

I’m completely void

As I writhe in anguish

Unable to scream


©Kay Salady