I cannot sleep
Lying awake in bed,
eyes open but seeing nothing in the unyeilding darkness of night.
Everything is still...
not a breath of air stirs...
Moonlight... soft and faint... slips through my curtains and rests in shapes on my wall.
I dream, yet not the dream involving sleep.
I lay awake, consciously dreaming...
My eyes see dark, but in my mind's eye it is day again.
I am there,
You are there,
happy and carefree.
My eyes are bright and my cheeks are flushed, and my head is thrown back with laughter.
Your broadening slime almost outshines the sun that is sliding down the horizon... setting the sky ablaze with color...
A gentle wind makes waves int he water that rush up to tickle our toes...
...and then slide back again over the rocks and sand.
Arms outstretched, I lift my face to the sky, as if to gather the whole beautiful world up in my arms and hold it close.
My hair blows back and I colse my eyes and just simply breathe...
...inhaling the sweet aroma of earth and sky and your smell that mix together to create a scent so sweet it makes me dizzy...
I begin to spin,
faster and faster,
until I collapse, exhausted in your arms.
We hold each other close and listen to the song the silence sings...
Stars begin to appear one by one in the darkening sky.
full and bright,
watches over us as we stand,
engrossed in each other...
Then hand in hand, we walk in the sand...
...the two of us...
blending into the peace evening brings.
And then it is dark.
Not the dark of my dream, but the dark before me.
The scence fades away and so do you, leaving me bitter...
on this night when sleep will not come.