I look at you sleeping in my arms,
your head resting softly against one breast
gently clasped in your hand.
I want to stay like this
until the sun itself rejects another dawning.
Everyday occurrences no longer capture my attention.
The stars could go out and I'd never notice...
because such a light from your love streams into my black world of night.
That I am here and holding you is world enough.
A touch of your fingertips upon my cheek is enough.
Your smile holds eternity.
and I want to stay like this.
Nancy M. Hill © 25 February 2002