tonite, as we lay face to face

in the dark

this narrow space between us

wrapped in white sheets, naked

I bare my soul

I am afraid

and I tell you

word for word

what needs to be said aloud

and your heart listens through your ears

steady as always

you, keep me

and it is always better

being near you

the perfect ears

the perfect words

the time that it takes


as I circle around

you keep it all steady

pulling exactly what needs to be retained

or not

but it is your words that are right on point

and your intention is always to protect me

to shine my light back at me

I love you

there I said it

because you see me

and there is no clearer vision

than the reflection of the man who reflects my beauty back to me in his love for me

and in stillness, I sleep

in your steady loving arms