Inamorata by Tom Scanio

This glorious word that leaps from you lips
renders my heart aflutter, for it entreats memories
of a famous love song,
of us dancing to its tune,
of gondola rides,
of rose pedals,
of your smile,
of your loving eyes,
of your stunning beauty,
of your scent,
of warm embraces,
of your soft skin,
of tender kisses,
of our bodies touching,
of us making slow sensuous love,
of awakening next to you,
of bright mornings,
of long walks,
of setting suns,
of me at my best,
of your open arms-always.