At the river’s edge,
I find a silent refuge
Swept by dappled sunlight
Moving hypnotically in the gentle breeze,
Immersed in tranquility,
Eyes close against the discordant
Aloneness turning my gaze inward
Unbidden the dream returns,
The vision unfolding slowly
Its soft focus soothing,
The rhythmic sound of my breath.
Quieting my mind as I slip deeper,
Weaving memories from tiny fragments,
Long dormant sensations, reawaken
The scent of her hair as she bends near
The kiss of her breath upon my neck
As she whispers to my heart
An almost imperceptible touch
Of fingers resting
Warm and motionless on my shoulder,
Compressed into this one moment
A lifetime of empty space
Longing to be filled.
Through her fingertips
I feel the beating of her heart,
Instinctively reaching for her hand
I feel the pulse so clearly
I could confuse it with my own
I turn, and drawing her close
I can feel it now, our hearts beating in time,
Our breathing in unison
Our souls as one
We are complete.
If I could capture this moment
Hold it tightly in tender hands
I would stay here forever
Yet dreams are fleeting, loath to be captured
They slip as smoke through my fingers.
Yet the memory of this completeness will remain
Until I return again.