Morning Glory

After another fiery night
of cradling you and
watching you
fight your demons

I kiss you
in the first light of day
wanting to vanquish
your doubts and fears

In our fortress loft
above the roar of
the teeming
and luminous city

Love is alive
in spite of our
relentless enemies
and brutal miscalculations

You cling to me
angelic head on my chest
our legs entwined
skin to skin

I press you closer
you cling harder
sweet purple music
softly plays

First shadows
approach my teary eyes
and I am

And not worthy
to witness the
beauty I am

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John Michael Antonio

John Michael Antonio is a freelance writer, photographer, poet and screenwriter. He claims his Midwestern roots while at the same time admitting his incurable and insatiable love and addiction for all things New York City. He has been the husband to his wife, the love of his life, for almost thirty years and is a father of three wonderful children. He is an unapologetic male feminist as well as a passionate lover of fashion, art, movies and music from all eras and genres. An endless dreamer, John Michael is also an avid historian, ex-punk rocker and a legendary Internet surfer who sleeps, on average, about four hours a day. His main personal website, The World of John Michael Antonio, can be found at


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