I have known great pain,
substantial anguish tears at me.
But with me a touch of your hand
shall shatter all that ails me.
You bring into my life great joy,
a joy that engulfs the pain in my world.
I have been brought back to life,
life that was cold and gray,
is now electrified and on fire,
a fire that burns in reality. . . .
A fire that has not destroyed nerve endings,
but excites until my heart beats faster,
until I lose my breath, lose consciousness,
when I wake, we kiss, the journey starts over.
Timothy Michael DiVito c2019