It was beautiful to watch

As I stewed with a low and muted envy

At how he loved her

This stranger in an airport,

beaming with pride from ear to ear

with a familiar wonder at his girl

As she effortlessly entertained their friends

Her confidence emanating from within and amply spurred on

by his admiration

She captivated everyone

Him, them, me

She laughed completely;

open mouth, teeth showing

I couldn’t hear it but I could see

Her voice moved up her throat and soaked

every single cell

inside him

His eyes shining so wholly proud and spellbound.

(c) Ruth Nineke 2018


Clearing Out The Third Eye


Until Tomorrow

Win For Losing

Something Extra

The Man Who Looks Like You

Honey Darling

The Due

Get Lost

Kitten Does Not Know Best

This Man

Summer’s Fall

Michael J. Fox

I Can Go Out Further

You’re Welcome

Satisfaction’s In The Reaction

Cloudy Blue Skies

Dyin’ Nice Us

Every Artist Has A Vice

Candy Striper

Entrails & Innards

Breaking Beauty

The Sex Poem

Heavy Hearted & Light Headed

Pink and Dissolving

Possibility Is A Girl’s Name

The Cold Winter


Johnny, Come Quickly