The Woman He Loves

by Samuel De Lemos

For the woman he loves—
will he not do everything
for her?

Hum a soft melody in
her ear,

touch the nape of
her neck and

run my
fingers through her hair?

Will he not light
fragrant candles
in her room?

With extended hand
and a warm welcome—

I whisper,
come on in,
as the light
flickers in her eyes
a enticing dance of