of your arms. Warmed by
the trust in your smile.
The night and our love
Are acquainted. You cuddle closeand feel my heart. I brush your
hair away from your face.
The window and the rain
Are old friends. Soft candle-light washes over our skin,
soft music over our repose.
The ambiance and timing
Couldn't be better. I lookdown at you, you're falling asleep.
I kiss your forehead
and whisper, Sleep well.
With eyes closed, you sighand reply, Then don't go.
(From the books Selected Poems 2004-2007,
10 Love Poems, and Collected Poems)