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.

Us together,

and I want to stay like this.

Nancy M. Hill 25 February 2002

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