She touched. He sighed.
All pent up emotions draining
down his spine
tingling and breathless
like a heart attack.
Intoxicating curves and silk.
Nails raking, fingers fluttering
He sighed again.
A deep sigh of anticipation of all she was about to do and give.
A sigh of acceptance that he was hers.
She accepted his proposal
A queen with shimmering eyes.
He sighed the breath that he had been holding all his life
a sigh of relief that he won’t be alone.
Coming running from across the state line
he found her and their baby all wrapped up and safe.
He sighed again
And held his family tight
in abiding joy.
His heart expanded to grow more love.
Mid-life brought a sigh of resignation
heartbreak and all.
Flagging energy, growing responsibility
A sigh at the end of every day
Another day battled and won.
A sigh of relief that
nothing really bad happened today.
Then came the sighs in his dreams
Dreaming of his prime.
Looking around and seeing all his family
The one he built beginning with a sigh
I am ready to go.
It’s been a good one.
A final sigh.
The most eloquent soundless sound.