As morning breaks, The sun highlights the ocean, Separating the shades of green From the deep and the sandbars, Reflections sparkling across the breakers. I move closer, Hands moving slowly. A soft moan, Eyes still closed, A soft smile crosses your lips. You know I am here Dan Rizzo The raw emotions that often accompany love have the potential to not only wrap us in unbridled happiness, but also leave us defenseless against the heartache that can sometimes occur when we willingly give our hearts to others. In a collection of contemporary poems, Dan Rizzo shares in-depth reflections that explore many of the feelings related to love and the pain of broken promises. From mesmerizing emerald eyes to a passionate love that binds two souls forever to forbidden inner-thoughts that overshadow a dinner conversation, Rizzo takes others down a joyful, sometimes sorrow-filled path where he subtly encourages others to persevere through heartache to find the one thing we all crave most in life: true love. Matters of the Heart and Soul shares poems created from one mans journey through love, loss, and the belief that one day, his soul mate will find him.