Oh gentle lover,
desired, cherished, lover,
i lose myself in thoughts of your close embrace,
olive skin and lips upon my own.
every night i lay,
dreadfully awake behind closed eyes,
i hear only my heart,
heavy and without breath.
i pull my covers closer,
compensation for the lack of you.
in my sleepless delirium i feel you here with me.
but just as i slip into dreams,
my last thoughts are that you are nowhere near.