your hair in firelight
                        He feels her heart beating.
                        The pulse of her breathing
                        flows across his chest.
seizes at my wanting heart
                        Her body settles into sleep
                        like a child into dreams
                        as he holds her in his arms.
as if eyes and throat
                        He loves to look at her, love her.
                        Mid-night thunder grumbles
                        as it stalks away unwanted.