I’ve tasted the salt of your tears
Been there when you didn’t want me.
Held you when sleep wouldn’t come
And everything hurt
Touched you and whispered in nights silence
Kissed you in morning brightness
Welcomed you home. Said goodbye. Said hello
When you thought you were alone.
But you never were.
My arms were always there.
My kisses are ever for your sadness
Your need for love and dreams
And the world is always before us
It’s unfairness and sour unkindness
It’s dislike of us
We dared to be alive … and in love.
We chose each other….we found our touchstone
Our chalice. Our reckoning.
And far away.Listening to songs of stars and tears
Thinking of wine and roses
Thinking of your taste
Nights alone and far far away
Feeling your hands
And kisses when you thought I slept
On briefly known pillows
In such happiness.