Life is a quick sneeze, (Hii Ku!) bless you

Ruminate on life.

value in health, kids,

and loving wife.

Work to support

family, only one goal

warm childhood soul

Love, silky red mist

clothe my weary heart.

 Life anew with kiss.

Time becomes soft

moments are fragile, gray,

memories are lost.

High above Earth,

life looks so very simple,

death is birth

Copyright © 2017 Zachary W Gilbert



Warm honey, sprinkled with moonlight

Hearts, drink love in hungry gulps,

breath, kiss, and caress, quicken 

sparkling needles dance inside fingers,

summer breezes float sweetly in warm night air.

Sand scatters on times shore,

wipes smooth under oceans of passion,

surrendered souls rise like storm clouds,

rain and lightning, blast an orchestral symphony.

Sunlight spills, free and loose into the morning,

a warm orange and yellow embrace follows,

blue shadows of swaying trees in moonlight,

Hearts twist together like roots and soil.

Copyright © 2017 Zachary W Gilbert


Dear Wife…


Dear Wife,

Ahh yes, marriage.  We have been trying to figure it out for almost 13 years now.  You have held my heart, fixed my nose, fixed my brain, given me three kids, and best of all, warm snugs on cold nights.  You have been my confidant, ally, and best friend.  I would have given up on me countless times, you have remained steadfast.  Every time I try to insult myself, your fortified boldness rings out, “Don’t say that, about my husband!”

I joke with my co-workers that though we are a single income family, I have to ask for an allowance.  It is true, I surrender everything I earn, everything I have, and everything I will ever have, to you.  I have done nothing to earn your love, yet I get to bask in it every day.  How can anyone doubt, that there is a God?  Look at the wife I have been blessed with?

I had an expectation of marriage, a pre-written, poorly written script.  I did do something right, however, I cast perfect the perfect leading lady.  My manifesto, my ledger of expectation, has been shredded, to make way for clean exciting pages that embrace the letters of the years as they fall like summer rain.  I look back and read our story, it is wonderful. There have been ups and downs, gains and losses, but I have never felt so alive, and happy.  Anything I ask you about, or ask for your help, you deliver beyond my wildest expectations.

I can not live without you.  When I am away from you just for a 12 hours day of work my heart aches.

I love you.

I love our kids.

I love my life.

I guess I can love the dog.

I love,

that your my wife.

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Copyright © Zachary W Gilbert