And Nothing Else Matters

Lying in the dark
the beat of inhalation
my only company
I think of the times
that we've shared
that breath
- or when I forgot
to breathe

the warmth of it
the memory rich
and comforting
washes over me
embracing me
bathing me in
sweet delight

reminds me
that even in the light
when truth is harsh
and bleak days
ramble on past
like so much grit
in my teeth
- feeling sandblasted
to the very bone

those times we shared
that life we lived
and the pain endured
enjoyed and escaped from
is why I don't reach out
slowly easing your form
against me in reassurance
because every night will be
just like this: dreams fulfilled
with every breath we share.

(c) ArdentTly

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