Around My Finger-Bone

Last Saturday, my Piano Man and I went on another first date. Every year, we recreate our first face to face encounter. Our actual first date was in June, but I was too sick last June and we had to put it on hold for a bit. We are so glad we did… The weather was perfect, the pizza was NY-yummy, the ice cream was delicious, and my flesh and bones felt well enough to delight in our long walk through Silver Lake.

“The Beats under My Ribs”

The morning stretches awake to the song of gut and bone echoing of recent pain. My brain wonders if the rest of my flesh is ready for buses and trains riding my spine. I see him smile for me, feel his lips feed me a kiss, and the beats under my ribs say I can do anything.

in sunlight, two hearts
sail the summer-kissed waters
of New York, in love

magaly-and-william-sep-2016

After the ferry took us from Manhattan to Staten Island, we ate and walked to the city park… where we shared our first grope (did I type that aloud?) and where my Piano Man proposed a few years after said grope (I guess I did type it aloud). We visited a bunny that has been living in a tree-house (tree-basket?) for at least five years. Last year, she found a foxy mate. They make such a lovely couple, don’t they?

fox-and-bunny

“Around My Finger-Bone”

His eyes eat a book… His fingers knead relief into the small of my back. The chant of cars on rails lulls me home… I watch silver and dark around my finger-bone ringing a promise made of all my love… From the sky, debris falls like a star. And I wish for nothing.

a black stone with spark
handfasted my witchy heart
to he, who is mine

black-diamond

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a wee note…

– Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Tuesday Platform)

He Thrills Me Much Better

It is poet’s choice in the garden, with the emphasis on sharing and caring. I’m sharing two Poem Bits inspired by my Piano Man… For when it comes to each other, we are sooo good at the whole sharing and caring bit. The 1st was written on our anniversary and the 2nd on my Love’s birthday, two days ago.

Much Better“Much Better”
There is nothing I dislike
about me. I appreciate all
my wild bits. It’s not hubris,
just well lived veracities—I
delight in what burns hot
in my heart… and in You,
who make Me much better.

Magaly and William, 8-7-16

“He Thrills”
What does a girl give
to a boy who thrills
when he finds (for her!)
the bleached skull of a red fox?
She gives him her all,
of course, on his birthday
and for keeps.
He Thrills

I hope you have the most glorious of all Tuesdays, my Wicked Luvs!

At Sleepy Hollow with My Piano Man

Every year, my Piano Man and I celebrate the anniversary of our first date by recreating said first date. This year, our anniversary coincided with the day New York Comic Con tickets went on sale. Our anniversary is very important to us, but Comic Con is, well… freaking Comic Con! So we stayed home until we were able to get tickets, and then we headed to Sleepy Hollow for a pre-anniversary date celebration (we will go on the real ferry-riding deal in the fall).

It was early afternoon, when we got to Sleepy Hollow. The weather was appropriately creepy—lots of sun, with darkish clouds dancing in front of it. We park between Van Ripper…
1. Van Ripper Ave

…and Crane.
2. Crane Ave

We walked through woods, where nature did her best to strangle herself…
3. Trees and Vines

…and crossed a creek, in order to visit the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
4. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

We found an enormous rock…
5. Stone Coffin at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

…that was actually a coffin.
6. Stone Coffin at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

We ran into a tomb-swallowing tree…
7. Tree and Grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

…and, of course, a bird feeder in the middle of the graveyard—the dead like birdsong, too.
8. Bird Feeder at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

On our way out of the cemetery, we met a friend…
9. Chipmunk at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

…then climbed some half-rotten steps that took us to a forking trail.
10. Stairs and Trees

We chose the Witch’s Spring Trail, but found no evidence of other witches…
11. Witch Trail

…not until we were driving away from Sleepy Hollow. I know what you are thinking—New Yorkers, who insist this is just a structure no longer used by the local aqueduct—but I don’t care what you say. I know a witch lives in there. If not… then I’m totally moving in! 😀
12. Dream Witchy Home
13. the Witch and the Piano Man 2016