She sat back as he came to her worn from the day, old memories of chances lost played at the corners of his eyes like shadows shifting in late summer twilight. He looked at her like salvation, a place where his tired soul could rest and call home. She brought out in him the urge to protect though she needed not his sword but his honesty to stay.
In her eyes he found depth rivaling an ocean. He found her frightened, though never would she confess such a thing. He also found love that knew no bounds and wants only he could hear. Try though she did he could still find her monsters lurking, waiting to pull her under in a forest full, dark and deep.
But the thing that kept him there, kept him returning each night without fail, was the hope that made everything sparkle. Through the depths of her past and the chains she was slowly shedding shined a beacon.
She is a woman that cries for heartache and passion the same, sighs at the way his touch steals her sense. She is his relief, his belief in second and third chances. She is questions of how, why, when and all the answers kept locked away like so many youthful heart’s wishes, waiting for that final day he comes home holding the key.
She is his destination.
He is her peace of soul.
© Tracy Seiden
Excerpt from the book “Stardust and Fire – Tales of a Hopeful Romantic”
About the Author
Tracy Seiden lives in Texas. She works in disaster assistance helping others regain their homes after disasters such as flooding and hurricanes. Her desire is to retire to live in a cabin by the water somewhere, able to look out over the water and write.
Her first book, Stardust and Fire, Tales of a Hopeful Romantic was published in November of 2015 and has received excellent reviews. Tracy’s second book of poems delves deeper into thoughts of love and loss.
Visit Tracy’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/tracy-seiden.html