Laying jealously of sleep
Of slumber still and deep
That holds you
Soft in body
Murmuring tenderly to dreams

Feeling into darkness
Pale smoothness I keep
My hands wrap round
Familiar curves
I stroke and slowly drift

In exquisite beauty
And silence on your lips
The warmth that grows
Inside my chest
Lights sweetly in the dark
I rest my face against your back
Listen to your heart.

Last night I saw you
Full in undeniable beauty

Today I ache with memories
that turn and whisper in me

The constant soft ‘I love you’s
My heart was made to beat