January 2, 2022


just before the morning light
i wake to be near you
peaceful, under blankets
your breath, rhythmic
radiating warmth

the slight silhouette
of your gentle curves
against the almost dawn
shakes me to reality
here, by you

you smile when you sleep
i like to imagine you’re dreaming of us
off in some distant future
arm in arm, seeing a new city
watching people as we go

but for now, i’ll savor you here
body next to body
soul beside soul
my best friend
my only lover
the one i’ve chosen
the one i’ll choose
the one who’s chosen me


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