Night falls, shading our embraces
Where the curtains part and billow.
Inside, filtered moonlight traces
This slow caress, this secret show.
Tonight I’ll memorize your face,
Brand in my heart your eyes, your hair,
Afraid you’ll leave an empty space,
Vanish, come morning, into air.
Rays of moonlight pattern the sky
Onto our ceiling, through the dark.
From these dim cages dreams take flight,
Quickening wingbeats of our hearts.
Midnight finds us swathed in lamplight,
Nestled in one another’s arms.
Soul of my soul, I clasp you tight,
Taking you deep into my warmth.
Before we part, my eyes search you,
Eyes desperate to find a sign.
Once again, how to forget you,
Until another place and time?