Last night I was alone with you
We lay entwined, warm in a sleepy loving embrace,
Your gentle breath against my arm,
… silky hair against my face
I could see you dreaming, moonlight through an open window
Your hand still rested against my chest,
… an occasional twitch
You had fallen asleep stroking me
Your perfume was so heady in the night’s still air
I turned slightly so that I could see you better
… the dreams chasing across your face
A slight murmur escaped those oft kissed lips
Even a hint of a frown I swear
And then you sighed and a smile appeared
You hugged me tighter before the peace of slumber returned
I could feel your leg, draped over mine
And I could feel your love, feel your happiness, feel your touch
And I knew we were one, you were my one, no other.
The moon disappeared, a cloud passed over its face
And we were in darkness as I closed my eyes
To dream, to love your closeness
… but the cloud passed by and the moon shone again
And it revisited me … the pain.
I turned … and you had gone
… you were never there, just a ghost
Nothing but a dream, a visit from a lover far away in the past
Just my arm wrapped around a tear stained pillow
And a memory, a slight hint of your perfume imagined so well
… now my only friend.
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