Within my jumbled, early morning thoughts
The few moments before I am truly awake
Even before I am out of bed,
In those thoughts you are clearest
Dreams of you from the night before prick my memory
Of your mouth, your hands, your words,
It is then that we are most connected.
As I weave between the dream-like sleepy state
And the alert urgency of the day ahead
It is then that I feel your strength.
Separated by oceans
Kept apart by commitments
Reduced to stealing snippets of time
None of that matters when I am in your embrace,
Your arms wrapped around me
As if you will never let go
Your heart beating against my chest
Matching rhythm with mine
As it hastens in your presence
Gently whispered words
Make their way through me
And catch at those tightly bound threads
Working subtly, methodically at pulling me to you.
And now, as they finally unravel,
I am laid bare for you to love,
A love that spans generations
Time zones and my crazy ideas.
My restlessness abates in your strong arms
I want to stand still with you
To feel your energy
Let your words wash over me
And work their way in to me
I will reach down to the bottom of those deep pools
To discover what you see.
Your arms are the haven I seek
Throughout the day
Your lips, the smile I desire when
I have something to share
Your mind, thoughts and words
Challenge, encourage and temper my fire
And you, all of you, I desire
Beyond those dreamy thoughts,
But for now you are locked inside me
Hidden from view, a refuge for my heart.