Last night

Simply put. . .

i'm your hug
the one
that you let have you
in the middle of the night
that introduces you
to the sleepy eye
wondrous delight
of being delicately awoken
in the embrace of passion
long enough to
carry you
to the next moment
your eyes
decide
to close again


but until then
i am awake with your breath
i am the shadow of the light
that seeps in from the night
through the courtesy of curtains
hung by lovers
who could never say "no" to each other

i am the lick of the wind
that tastes
your skin
long enough to
carry you
to the next moment
your eyes
decide
to close again


and eventually awaken
with that "stupid grin"
that spends
the rest of the day
on your beautiful face



June/97


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