Outside the serious sounds of night:
The wind in the trees, the rustling of the leaves,
So immediate and yet so distant.
Your head lies upon my shoulder,
A picture of serenity:
Your resting face is so very beautiful.
I shiver and pull you closer.
Stirring sounds in the fading night,
Echoes of day in the broken light that shines through our window and gently warms us.
I caress your cheek then kiss your forehead.
You open your eyes, awake.
Dawn: my lover smiles.