My head rests on her back as she breathes rhythmically as if she’s dreaming in 3/4 time.
My eyelids begin to close like heavy curtains as the lights dim. I am floating - between reality and fantasy -still I listen to her breaths. A soft reminder that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be…
In this moment there are no worries, no fears, no ambitions, no thoughts. I’m simply floating as my brain shuts off and takes a break.
Our legs, intertwined under the afternoon covers begin to grow together like roots underground.
She is now asleep and I begin to smile, knowing that she is safe and she is mine - if she could speak she would tell me that we’ll always be together and this moment will never end….
As our bodies grow warmer she turns over and I stare at her, examining every single imperfection, characteristic, curve and line. She is perfect and she is mine.
Time marches on and I can’t slow it down, some sick cosmic joke - there will never be enough time. I grow anxious, knowing this moment too will soon end. I begin to nervously think about how to persevere this feeling, to capture and trap it.. I cannot.
And then with a soft kiss I wake her and she smiles and makes me feel warm, igniting a truly undefinable feeling. I want to tell her exactly what she means to me but I fall short - unable to place words together in such a way that could truly describe how I feel. So for now I will wait ———-
carrying this secret of Love.